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8 AI Highlights of 2018: Jobs, Research, Skills, Events, More

Things happen fast in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Here are some of the highlights of 2018.
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Where's the research done?

AI development is strong all over the world, but the US lags in peer reviewed research papers. An analysis of Scopus, the largest database of peer reviewed literature, reveals that 83% of 2017 AI papers originate outside the US, with 28% of originating in Europe, the largest percentage of any region. Papers published in China increased 150% between 2007 and 2017.

However, if you look at the number of papers submitted to the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence conference, held in February 2018 in New Orleans, China and the US had the largest number of submitted papers, respectively. A full 29% of US papers were accepted of 268 total submissions. A full 21% of China-affiliated papers were accepted of 265 total. Germany and Italy enjoyed the highest acceptance rate at 41% each, but far fewer papers were submitted by AI researchers affiliated with those countries.

 

Jessica Davis has spent a career covering the intersection of business and technology at titles including IDG's Infoworld, Ziff Davis Enterprise's eWeek and Channel Insider, and Penton Technology's MSPmentor. She's passionate about the practical use of business intelligence, ... View Full Bio

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