Baidu, sometimes referred to as the Chinese equivalent of Google, has filed more artificial intelligence (AI) patent applications than any other company in China, according to a report by Patent Protection Association of China. The search engine company, which is valued at $191 billion, has filed 2,368 AI patent applications, according to the “Analysis on Artificial Intelligence Patents” report. Baidu is followed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2,036), Microsoft (1,648), Tencent (1,168) and Samsung (1,047).
We have already reported how China is surging ahead of the U.S. in AI spending. Read how Baidu could be stealing the march over the U.S. companies in artificial intelligence with a higher number of patents on Forbes.