WIPO Technology Trends 2019
Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly driving important developments in technology and business, from autonomous vehicles to medical diagnosis to advanced manufacturing. As AI moves from the theoretical realm to the global marketplace, its growth is fueled by a profusion of digitized data and rapidly advancing computational processing power, with potentially revolutionary effect: detecting patterns among billions of seemingly unrelated data points, AI can improve weather forecasting, boost crop yields, enhance detection of cancer, predict an epidemic and improve industrial productivity.
Technology trends can be discerned through patent analytics.
Drawing on WIPO’s expertise in patent data analytics, this first publication in the series WIPO Technology Trends investigates the trends in the emerging AI era: it analyzes patent, scientific publishing and other data to review past and current trends in AI, while offering insights into how innovation in this field is likely to develop in the coming years.
This publication is among the first to systematically research trends in AI technology in order to discover which fields show the largest amount of innovative AI activity, which companies and what institutions are leading AI development, and the location of future growth markets.
WIPO has devised a new framework for the understanding of developments in the field, with AI-related technologies grouped to reflect three dimensions of AI: techniques used in AI, such as machine learning; functional applications, such as speech processing and computer vision; and application fields, including telecommunications and transportation.
For each of these areas, this report provides data and analysis that identify trends, key players, geographical spread and market activity, including acquisitions and litigation. In addition, it includes contributions from AI experts from across the globe, addressing issues such as existing and potential uses and impact of AI technology, legal and regulatory questions, data protection and ethical concerns.
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