What is AI (Artificial Intelligence)?
Intelligence, as defined by the RAE, is the ability to understand and solve problems. When the adjective "artificial" is added to the concept of "intelligence", its meaning changes, not in essence, but in the way in which it is produced, since intelligence is a capacity hitherto only conceived for humans and other animals. In contrast, the increasingly popular AI (artificial intelligence) aims to develop these originally human problem-solving and understanding capabilities artificially, i.e. through the combination of computer algorithms. In this way, machines could carry out the simplest to the most complex tasks.
The goals of artificial intelligence include learning, reasoning, and perception.
Scope and coverage of the study
This study covers 17,116 companies worldwide, labeled within the Artificial Intelligence category. All the data on the companies, the acquisitions and financing rounds was drawn on October 12, 2020, with companies founded after this date not being included.
Principal investment trends
Analysis of the acquisition activity