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2020 AI Patent Race: Who Led the Way?

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DatawithMala
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3 months ago
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What is AI? 🤖

AI, or Artificial Intelligence, refers to the development of computer systems that can perform tasks that typically require human intelligence. These tasks include learning, reasoning, problem-solving, perception, speech recognition, and language understanding. AI technologies aim to simulate human cognitive functions, allowing machines to perform complex tasks autonomously.



The viz provides information on annual patent applications related to artificial intelligence for various countries in the year 2020.

Here are some key points based on the data:



Top Countries in AI Patent Applications

China leads with a significant number of AI patent applications, totaling 64,407. The United States follows with 14,761 applications. South Korea, with 8,197 applications, ranks third.



Continental and Global Trends

In 2020, there were a total of 93,828 AI patent applications worldwide. Regional trends indicate a substantial concentration of AI innovation in Asia, particularly in China and South Korea.



Other Notable Countries

Japan, with 2,718 applications, is also a significant player in AI patent activities. European countries such as Germany (1,016 applications) and the United Kingdom (381 applications) are active in AI research and development.