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As artificial intelligence research surges across the globe, WIPR looks at the effect that patent filings in this area will have on companies.
In the battle for supremacy in artificial intelligence (AI), China is leading the way. The country ranks first in the world for the number of patent applications in the AI arena, according to research organisation Startup Genome.
With four times as many AI-related patent applications than the US, China’s position can perhaps be partly attributed to government and academic incentives.
But the US’s status is not to be sniffed at—in 2010, 145 US patent filings mentioned machine learning (the technology driving AI research), compared with 594 in 2016, the latest year for which data is available.
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