World AI Innovation are group of 46 countries in terms of infrastructure, innovative environment, scientific and technological research and development, and industry and application.
Twenty years ago, there was a huge gulf between China and the United States on AI research. While the U.S. was witnessing sustained growth in research efforts by both public institutions and private sectors, China was still conducting low-value-added activities in global manufacturing. But in the intervening years, China has surged to rapidly catch up.
Let’s see the world’s top 10 countries for AI innovation.
No. 10 – France (Score: 36.32)
No. 9 – Japan Score: 36.98
A robot is seen at an information desk in front of the Olympic rings before the arrival of International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach at Haneda Airport ahead of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Japan July 8, 2021.
No. 8 – Israel Score: 38.36
Cars drive past US chipmaker Intel Corp’s “smart building” in Petah Tikva, near Tel Aviv, Israel, December 15, 2019.
No. 7 – Singapore Score: 43.12
Clouds fill the sky at Marina Bay in Singapore December 20, 2019.
No. 6 – United Kingdom Score: 43.72
A woman walks near City Hall and Tower Bridge at dawn in London, Britain, September 22, 2020.
No. 5 – Germany Score: 44.85
A view of streets in Berlin, Germany.
No. 4 – Canada Score: 45.70
Visitors view panoramic scenes from CN Tower in Toronto on July 15, 2020.
No. 3 – South Korea Score: 46.49
A man walks on a nearly empty street amid tightened social distancing rules due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Seoul, South Korea, July 12, 2021.
No. 2 – China Score: 50.60
A woman plays Chinese chess with a robot at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai, on July 7, 2021.
No. 1 – United States (Score: 66.31)
People shop at a street fair near Times Square in New York City, July 11, 2021
China’s AI innovation ranked second in the world last year, behind the United States and up from third the previous year, according to a report by the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China and Peking University released on July 8.
To see the comparison, here’s the record from the previous year ranking by percentage.
Top 25 countries/territories in artificial intelligence 2019 report
|Rank||Country/territory||Share 2015–2019||Count 2015–2019||International articles (%)|
|1||United States of America (USA)||5,214.57||7,020||50.6%|
|2||United Kingdom (UK)||979.67||2,073||80.3%|
The top 25 countries/territories in artificial intelligence ranked by total article share (Share) in the field from 2015 to 2019. Also listed are each country/territory’s artificial intelligence article count (Count) from 2015 to 2019, and percentage of internationally collaborative articles (International articles %) in the field.