Recent Trends in AI-related Inventions
In recent years, Artificial Intelligence (AI) -related technology has shown remarkable development centering on deep learning. Accordingly, AI-related patent applications are increasing across technological fields. As growth of AI-related technology developments and patent applications is expected to continue in the future, the JPO researches the current status of AI related applications in Japan and overseas.
Inventions characterized by applying AI core invention to various technical fields such as image processing, speech processing, natural language processing, device control/robotics, various diagnosis / detection / prediction / optimization system, etc. (A number of FI would be assigned.) For AI-related inventions, the application boom occurred once in the early 1990s due to the so-called second AI boom, but the number of applications has been sluggish for nearly 20 years thereafter.
Source: Japan Patent office