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CSET produces evidence-driven analysis in a variety of forms, from informative graphics and translations to expert testimony and published reports. Our key areas of inquiry are the foundations of artificial intelligence — such as talent, data and computational power — as well as how AI can be used in cybersecurity and other national security settings. We also do research on the policy tools that can be used to shape AI’s development and use, and on biotechnology.

Report

China’s Advanced AI Research

William Hannas Huey-Meei Chang Daniel Chou Brian Fleeger
| July 2022

China is following a national strategy to lead the world in artificial intelligence by 2030, including by pursuing “general AI” that can act autonomously in novel circumstances. Open-source research identifies 30 Chinese institutions engaged in one or more of this project‘s aspects, including machine learning, brain-inspired AI, and brain-computer interfaces. This report previews a CSET pilot program that will track China’s progress and provide timely alerts.

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See our original translation of a 2020 document from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology describing the country’s strong demand for — and insufficient supply of — artificial intelligence talent.

See our original translation of a 2022 Chinese government plan for making Chinese tech companies more innovative.

See our original translation of China’s climate change adaptation strategy for the period 2022-2035.

See our original translation of a 2022 white paper, co-authored by China’s prestigious Zhejiang University and Chinese tech company Baidu, that examines China’s system for AI training.

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2022 Budget

July 14, 2022

See our original translation of the 2022 budget of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which manages China’s diplomatic efforts and its embassies and consulates overseas.

Read our original translation of the 2022 budget for the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

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Chinese Academy of Sciences 2022 Budget

June 30, 2022

Read our original translation of the 2022 budget for the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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Ministry of Public Security 2022 Budget

June 16, 2022

See our original translation of the 2022 budget for the PRC Ministry of Public Security.

Translation

Ministry of Education 2022 Budget

June 16, 2022

Read our original translation of the 2022 budget for China’s Ministry of Education.

Translation

Artificial Intelligence White Paper (2022)

June 16, 2022

Read our original translation of a white paper from a Chinese think tank describing the state of AI in China and the world.