Baidu sets record for AI patents in China with 2,368 filings
Baidu’s patents are followed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2036), Microsoft (1648), Tencent (1168), and Samsung (1047).
The report notes Baidu started late in filing applications, but the company quickly exceeded that of other applicants.
Baidu is now the patent leader in four key areas – natural language processing (693), smart search and recommendation (576), speech recognition (570), and autonomous driving (155).
For example, US-based computing giant IBM has filed an impressive 4,322 patents alone. Microsoft just beats Baidu with 2,635 patent filings.
The biggest takeaway is that AI-related patents are soaring around the world as companies seek to protect what’s likely to be among their most lucrative innovations over the coming years.