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Artificial intelligence: Implications for China

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Artificial intelligence: Implications for China

China has become one of the leading global hubs for AI, with the country’s biggest tech companies making significant R&D investments. These technologies can dramatically boost productivity—and that could be a crucial capability for China to sustain its future economic growth as the country’s working-age population declines.

The research found that automating workplaces with AI could add 0.8 to 1.4 percentage points to GDP growth annually, depending on the speed of adoption. Five priorities can help China harness AI for productivity growth and prepare for the societal shifts it may unleash.

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