China has rapidly risen to the status of global artificial intelligence (AI) superpower, but the businesses building the growth face the same struggles to find talent as their international rivals.
The Times Higher Education estimates that China produces more than twice as many research papers on artificial intelligence than any other nation, but the country drops to seventh in the number of AI technical professions, according to a report in Linkedin.
An analysis of AI talent in China by Mai Mai, the country’s own professional social networking site, revealed that China shares the common issues around the unequal distribution of talent.
Beijing is home to a whopping 60% of the talent pool, while the closest contenders of Hangzhou, Shanghai and Shenzhen each have only around 10%. No other Chinese city hits 2%.