An AI future beckons

China is rapidly becoming a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing. In just a few years, China’s AI investments have increased dramatically, due in large part to a government plan for accelerated growth and leadership in AI. The growing number of academic research papers published in China in the field of deep learning, as well as patent applications, signal the country's commitment. Chinese organizations now must deploy these substantial investments for optimal economic impact and growth. Employing the insights of 485 executives from China, this report provides a functional roadmap to help Chinese executives plan their AI-enabled cognitive future.

Featured findings

93% of China's cognitive innovators said they realize value from both structured and unstructured data compared to 77% of other China respondents
87% of China's cognitive innovators already cultivate the skills needed to adopt cognitive computing compared to 71% of other China respondents
97% of China's cognitive innovators recognize the need to change employee roles as cognitive computing evolves compared to 77% of other China respondents

About the authors

Steven Davidson

Steven Davidson
Partner and Vice President, Growth Market Leader
IBM Institute for Business Value

Grace Ho

Grace Ho
Senior Partner
IBM Global Business Services, China

Brian Goehring

Brian Goehring
Cognitive Lead
IBM Institute for Business Value

Anthony Marshall

Anthony Marshall
Research Director
IBM Institute for Business Value

Ying Zhan

Ying Zhan
Managing Consultant
IBM Institute for Business Value, China

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