Artificial Intelligence: Patents, Business Opportunity, and Brand Strength Analysis
One of the most talk-about news in 2016 is how Google's AlphaGo beat Lee Sedol, a Go world champion in March. The first known example of AI (Artificial Intelligence) technology defeating a human brain can be tracked back to 1997 when IBM's chess computer Deep Blue won world chess champion Garry Kasparov. In the IoT (Internet of Things) age, AI is a major accelerator to smarten up electronics products, leading to the emergence of smart cars, smart elevators, smart home appliances, smart pets, smart robots, smartphones, and more. This report provides an overview of AI through thorough patent data mining techniques to reflect major vendors' patent deployment and technology readiness; examines the strategic planning and challenges of leading AI companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Google, Canon, Xerox, Sony, Oracle, and SAP. Also included are the insights about market opportunities of AI for newcomers.