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Artificial Intelligence (AI) market size/revenue comparisons 2015-2025

The worldwide market revenue for artificial intelligence is forecast to grow from 2015 to 2025, although different studies suggest variations in just how much the global market size will increase by. On the whole, the global AI market revenue is forecast to increase from around five billion U.S. dollars in 2015 to a little over 125 billion in 2025.

IBM’s position in the AI market

    The current AI market race is led by IBM, which holds a global market share of more than nine percent. IBM is also the leading company in terms of active machine learning and AI patents worldwide with more than 5,500 patent families as of July 2019. Next to IBM in the global AI patent race are Microsoft and Samsung, each within 500 patent families from IBM.  

AI startups

    The enthusiasm in AI technologies and their applications worldwide is leading to a growing number of AI startup and kindling existing companies’ interest in the field. The number of AI startup acquisitions has increased steadily since 2010, growing by almost fourfold between 2015 and 2018. Increases in AI startup acquisitions have been met by increases in funding of AI startups - global funding increased from over a billion U.S. dollars in 2013 to more than 20 billion U.S. dollars in 2018.

Market size and revenue comparison for artificial intelligence worldwide from 2015 to 2025

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Supplementary notes

IDC: Artificial intelligence systems, including hardware (server, storage), software (AI applications, AI platforms), and services (business services, IT services).

Tractica: B2B software opportunity related to AI, covering three major meta categories: vision, language and analytics.

UBS: AI-related software

Grand View Research: AI segments include hardware, software and services; technologies include deep learning, machine learning, natural language processing (NLP) and machine vision,

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