Data Brief

Patent Landscape for Computer Vision: United States and China

Simon Rodriguez

Melissa Flagg

Autumn Toney

October 2020

China’s surge in artificial intelligence development has been fueled, in large part, by advances in computer vision, the AI subdomain that makes powerful facial recognition technologies possible. This data brief compares U.S. and Chinese computer vision patent data to illustrate the different approaches each country takes to AI development.

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