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  • Voltaire Staff

China leads the world in adoption of GenAI tools


 

China is leading the world in adopting generative AI with around 83 per cent of Chinese decision-makers in the industries admitting to using the technology.


According to a survey by US AI and analytics software company SAS and Coleman Parkes Research, the number of such enterprise users in China was higher than 16 other countries, including the US, with the global average being 54 per cent.


The survey included industries such as banking, insurance, healthcare, telecommunications, manufacturing, retail, and energy.

 

The deep adoption highlights China's rapid progress in the field of generative AI, which gathered pace ever since Microsoft-backed OpenAI released ChatGPT in November 2022.

 

The United Nations' World Intellectual Property Organization report showed that China was also heading the GenAI patent race, filing more than 38,000 against 6,276 filed by the United States between 2014 and 2023.

 

In China, it is surmised, enterprise adoption of generative AI is going to increase as a price war is about to reduce the cost of large language model services for businesses.

 

"China led the world in continuous automated monitoring (CAM), which it described as a controversial but widely deployed use case for generative AI tools," the SAS report also said.  

 

CAM is used to analyse large amounts of data on users' activities, communication, and behaviour, leading to privacy infringement, said Udo Sglavo, vice president of applied AI and modeling at SAS, according to Reuters.

 

"The algorithms and processes used in CAM are often proprietary and not transparent. This can make it difficult to hold the entities using CAM accountable for misuse or errors," Sglavo said.


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