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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
A recently published JRC report jointly prepared by the TIC 2030 group of the European Commission-JRC and by the STI group of the OECD, shed light on the role of these key players in shaping the future of technologies and of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in particular.
The report "World corporate top R&D investors: Shaping the future of technologies and AI" was presented at CONCORDi conference and brings together data on patents, trademarks and scientific publications of the world’s top corporate R&D investors to provide new insights on the role of these key industrial actors play in shaping the future of technologies and of Artificial Intelligence in particular.
This publication is targeting a diverse audience including the scientific community, industry representatives, practitioners and policy makers.
Its aim is to provide a useful source of data and analysis to all those interested in getting a better understanding of the scientific and technological activities of key industry players, particularly in the field of AI.
Most of the data underlying the analysis presented in the report are made publicly available, in an effort to spur further analysis.
Some of the most important findings of this report are:
Over the past few years, AI technologies and applications became widespread affecting our daily lives and reshaping completely industrial sectors.
AI is a fast growing, evolving field with the potential to revolutionise our economies and to contribute to tackle global challenges related to health, transport and the environment and has thus attracted the interest of businesses and policy makers alike.
The dataset will be available through the OECD website.