1 min readThe State of Artificial Intelligence in 2017

How much money was spent on artificial intelligence in 2017? According to the  McKinsey Global Institute Study around $20 to $30 billion were invested by tech companies. 90% of this amount was spent on research and development, and deployment, and 10% on AI acquisitions.

While investment in AI is growing exponentially, the McKinsey research gives us important insights: the flow of investments and adoption of AI is concentrated among larger, high tech companies. With this uneven playing field, smaller, low tech, and labor-intensive companies will find it harder to compete in the next few years as their major industry competitors become even more sophisticated with AI.

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