Clarifying the scope and activity within the large field of artificial intelligence (AI) can help research leaders, policymakers, funders and investors, and the public navigate AI and understand how it has evolved over time.
This effort can also provide clues to where AI is headed and how policies might be shaped to continue making advances in a responsible way. Elsevier’s new report Artificial Intelligence: How knowledge is created, transferred, and used provides insight into research output, collaboration and mobility for China, Europe and the United States. It's available to download free of charge.
Defining the field of AI
The report tackles the challenge of identifying artificial intelligence research by using AI techniques such as supervised and unsupervised learning. In doing so, it defines a multifaceted field across teaching, research, industry and media perspectives. It reveals seven AI research clusters, and provides insights on growth and regional trends in AI research. A case study offers an illustration of AI education in China, and the report delves into the essential role of ethics in AI.
To learn more about the technical background, please see our methodology document.