IPlytics, a German market intelligence company, reveals in a recent report entitled 'Who is patenting AI technology?
', the companies leading the way in AI
research - at least in terms of volume. The forerunner in terms of AI-related patents is Microsoft, which owns 18,365 as of January 2019. Another U.S. company, IBM is in second place with 15,046 and the South Korean Samsung is in third with 11,243.