AI professionals by country worldwide 2017

Number of artificial intelligence (AI) professionals by country in 2017 (in 1,000s)*

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July 2017



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*Data is based on the LinkedIn database, desk market research and a series of interviews with professionals. "AI professionals" include skilled professionals with a connection to artificial intelligence on three industry levels:

- Basic/foundation level - Hardware storage, computing & data resources including GPU chips, sensors, etc.
- Technique level - Algorithm & cognitive algorithm, including NLP, Image recognition, etc.
- Application level - Hardware products, software and services, including drone, virtual assistant, etc.

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