US, China take the lead in race for artificial intelligence: UN - International

US, China take the lead in race for artificial intelligence: UN - International

US, China take the lead in race for artificial intelligence: UN - International

According to the UN World Intellectual Property Organization, these two countries are far ahead of the competition when it comes to developing artificial intelligence and AI-powered solutions.

Patent applications in machine learning, which includes techniques used by ride-sharing services to minimize detours, averaged annual growth of 28 percent between 2013 and 2016, the past year for which data is available, because of an 18-month period before confidential applications are publicly disclosed. The majority of these came from deep learning.

Chinese companies account for three of the four academic innovators featuring in the top 30 patent applicants.

However, the world did not have any reliable way of measuring the quality of patent applications.

This saw a 175-per cent annual increase in patent applications from 2013 to 2016, far in excess of the 33 per cent average for all patents in the same period.

According to the study, which analysed worldwide patent filings, scientific publications and acquisitions, IBM has the largest AI patent portfolio with 8,920 patents putting the USA tech giant ahead of Microsoft with 5,930 patents and a group of mostly Japanese tech conglomerates.

And deep learning, which is a machine-learning technique that includes speech recognition systems, is the fastest growing AI technology, with a almost 20-fold increase in patent applications between 2013 and 2016, the report found.

New data from the World Intellectual Property Organisation (Wipo) documented a massive recent surge in AI-based innovations, indicating that such technologies have taken a giant step out of the theoretical realm.

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"One would expect that the strategic focus of major geopolitical players will turn to their positioning in relation to AI", he said. In second place was IT firm Baidu also from China.

Boi Faltings of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne research institute in Switzerland, and contributor to the report, said that the "most critical thing" necessary to bring AI from research to market would be to force corporations to share access to their data on fair terms. "Why? Because of data...because of the access they have to data".

In addition to the USA and China's large populations, the WIPO head noted the importance of State-led support for innovation in both places, which included investing in technology hubs and even training specialized patent officers. AI can also have applications for military purposes and in healthcare, among other areas.

Echoing those comments, the WIPO Director General noted that the cultural and linguistic diversity of Europe "is not necessarily favouring the formation of major data pools".

"Is it (AI) good news or bad news?" he asked.

'If you did, you wouldn't need a venture capital industry, ' he said.

Other machines have complex speech recognition systems.

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