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Smart bud released the report on comprehensive index of artificial intelligence patents in 2021

Artificial intelligence (AI) is to study the law of human intelligent activities and construct an artificial system with certain intelligence. IDC, the international data company, calls the system with real learning ability as artificial intelligence system. It has put forward “artificial intelligence” since the 1950s After more than 70 years of development, artificial intelligence has been widely used in medicine, finance, retail, manufacturing and other industries.

China’s artificial intelligence industry has welcomed a new turning point after the State Council issued the guiding opinions on actively promoting the “Internet plus” action in 2015. The opinions clearly put artificial intelligence as one of the 11 main actions. Under the joint promotion and guidance of policy, capital and market demand, the industry has developed rapidly. From 2016 to 2020, the scale of China’s artificial intelligence market continued to grow. The market scale increased from 15.4 billion yuan in 2016 to 128 billion yuan in 2020, with an annual compound growth rate of 69.79%, which is expected to exceed 400 billion yuan in 2025.

China’s AI technology is mainly applied in government urban governance and operation (urban operation, government affairs platform, justice, public security, environmental protection and prison). Secondly, the Internet and financial industries rank among the top in the use of artificial intelligence technology. At present, these industries mainly use data analysis, visualization, risk control, etc. it is expected that the pattern of this industry will change in the next five years. Due to the differences in the development of artificial intelligence technology in different industries, The control of artificial intelligence in different industries will change. So that different industries began to accept and access intelligence.

In order to study the innovation capability of enterprises in the field of artificial intelligence, the smart bud innovation research center took patents as an important index to evaluate innovation capability, established a comprehensive patent model and issued the report on comprehensive index of artificial intelligence patents in 2021. Among them, Ping An Group ranked first with 70.41 points, Samsung Electronics ranked second with 65.23 points, and the other eight companies all scored less than 65 points.

Global AI patent applications

At present, the industrial intelligent transformation has become an irreversible trend. The AI technology capabilities applied in the industry mainly include image technology, human body and face recognition, video technology, voice technology, natural language processing, knowledge map, machine learning and in-depth learning. With the application of artificial intelligence technology in medicine, finance, retail, manufacturing and other industries, the number of relevant patent applications has also increased significantly in recent years.

In the past four years (from 2018 to October 2021), 650000 artificial intelligence related patents have been applied for in the world, of which enterprises account for the highest proportion, with 448000 applications, 165000 institutions / research institutes and 33000 individuals.

It can be found that patent applications are mainly concentrated in enterprises, accounting for 68.9%. The number of patent applications of colleges / institutes ranks second, accounting for 25.3%, and the number of individual applications ranks third, accounting for 5.1%. We found that among the patent applications in the field of artificial intelligence, the proportion of individual applications is relatively low, which is lower than the average level of individual applications in the field of science and technology, indicating that the technology in the field of artificial intelligence still depends on the team; Institutions / research institutes account for the second, indicating that the original innovation of artificial intelligence is still in a very active stage. It is expected that more basic technologies of artificial intelligence will be produced in the next 3-5 years.

In the past four years, more than 100 countries and regions around the world have applied for artificial intelligence patents, of which the three countries with the largest number of applications are China, the United States and Japan, with 445000, 73000 and 39000 patent applications respectively. It is worth mentioning that in the past four years, the number of patent applications in China has been growing at a rate of 1 ~ 2 times higher than that in the second place.

In the past four years, the six countries and regions that have accepted the most AI patents are China, the United States, the world intellectual property organization, South Korea, Japan and the European Patent Office.

Technology source country refers to the country where the technology is applied for for the first time, which countries represent the technology source, and the innovation ability and activity of a region to artificial intelligence.

Since 2018, China has been a big country in AI patent applications, far exceeding the second place United States. China’s AI related patents are not only concentrated in the hands of individual enterprises, but there is a considerable gap in the number of patent applications among enterprises, indicating that AI is a major trend in the development of science and technology. Among them, the ai r & D team of Ping An Group has applied for the largest number of patents among AI patent applicants in the world. A single team has applied for 785 patents in recent four years, and its patents are mainly concentrated in the three key fields of smart finance, smart medicine and smart city.

Post time: Dec-20-2021