This chapter gives an impression of the development of the relatively young AI and computer science fields in Europe and China and how the current situation has developed over the past 20 years, where European and Chinese researchers are equal colleagues on an international stage and where diplomatic relations between the USA and China on the international stage have consequences felt directly by European AI researchers in their labs.

In what ways are AI researchers in China and Europe competitors with each other, for example in terms of the global shortage of trained AI researchers and practitioners? At the same time, the AI research community collaborates globally, so how can we ensure that the field continues to benefit from open international collaboration?

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Hardman, L. (2020). Artificial Intelligence along the New Silk Road: Competition or Collaboration?. In M van der Wende, W.C Kirby, N.C Liu, & S Marginson (Eds.), China and Europe on the New Silk Road: Connecting Universities Across Eurasia (pp. 240–254). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oso/9780198853022.003.0013