The animation above shows the development of artificial intelligence since 1969 for all companies and research institutions worldwide. Based on the countries of origin, they are assigned to a continent. The new patent applications for the current year are shown. It can be seen that artificial intelligence technology was initially strongly driven by Asia, especially Japan. The USA gained momentum around 1990 and overtook Asia around 2000. In 2010 Asia strengthened, this time driven by China. Overall, the number of patents in artificial intelligence is increasing significantly.