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In 2020, China topped the U.S. in AI for the first time in terms of citations in academic papers. (Nikkei montage)
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China overtakes US in AI research

Jockeying for supremacy intensifies as two sides grapple with security issues

AKIRA OIKAWA and YUTA SHIMONO, Nikkei staff writers | China

TOKYO -- China is overtaking the U.S. in artificial intelligence research, setting off alarm bells on the other side of the Pacific as the world's two largest economies jockey for AI supremacy.

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