#### China is searching “deep learning” 50x compared to US*

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I just checked the trends for “deep learning” since 1/1/2016, i.e. for the last 7 quarters.

The I**nterest over time****¹** for search term “deep learning” has increased 286% in the last seven quarters. This is expected. I just wanted to see quantitative data.

What is however interesting is the regional breakdown for the “deep learning” search term.

The **Interest by region****²** heatmap shows 50x more interest in China than the US.

Here is the **Interest by City****²** heat map and the bar chart. Interest in Santa Clara is 46% of interest in Beijing.

Coincidently, I was just reading about Baidu AI open sourcing autonomous driving software Apollo on github here by Michael Guo. China is embracing deep learning and artificial intelligence.

### Reference

Here are definitions of Interest from Google Trends. (**Emphasis** mine.)

*Interest over time*

*Numbers represent search interest relative to the highest point on the chart for the given region and time. **A value of 100 is the peak popularity for the term. A value of 50 means that the term is half as popular.** Likewise a score of zero means the term was less than 1% as popular as the peak.
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*Interest by Region*

*See in which location your term was most popular during the specified time frame. Values are calculated on a scale from 0 to 100, where 100 is the location with the most popularity as a fraction of total searches in that location, a value of 50 indicates a location which is half as popular, and a value of 0 indicates a location where the term was less than 1% as popular as the peak.*

*Note: A **higher value means a higher proportion of all queries**, not a higher absolute query count. So a tiny country where 80% of the queries are for “bananas” will get twice the score of a giant country where only 40% of the queries are for “bananas”.
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