Artificial intelligence (AI) is part of conversations everywhere from technology labs to hospitals to manufacturing plants to your home. It is literally everywhere. This interesting topic came to us from IP Watchdog in their article, “Who is Winning the AI Race?”
With all this talk about how AI and machine learning are about to transform the global productivity, working patterns, lifestyles and wealth potential, companies around the globe are all racing to adopt and innovate these emerging technologies. But how much progress has actually been made and who is winning this race?
If we take a look at the numbers from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, of the 14,838 patents it granted in 2019 that mentioned AI or machine learning, a whopping 1,275 specifically mentioned AI or machine learning in their titles or abstracts. That is approximately double the issuance in 2018, where 8,227 granted patents mentioned AI or machine learning, and 515 specifically mentioned AI or machine learning in their titles or abstracts. Not surprising, data processing has the highest number of patents granted that specifically mentioned AI or machine learning in either the title or abstract, at 151.
Melody K. Smith
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