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UK Artificial Intelligence Industry

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What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

Artificial Intelligence or AI is a broad term used to define the use of computer systems and machines that emulate human intelligence or processes to solve problems.

When we refer to AI as a field, in most cases we mean the practical application of perceived intelligence or the ability to perform certain tasks that might normally be undertaken by intelligent beings. AI subfields such Machine Learning and Deep Learning (including neural networks) are being used commercially across the sector by companies working in areas such as data analysis, image processing, blockchain, automation and natural language processing, and have lead to a thriving UK emerging economy.

Artificial Intelligence sector summary

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Here are the key facts about the Artificial Intelligence sector. The sector has a turnover of £69.8bn currently, has received £19.6bn of investment and the sector is growing at 35.0% per year.


Artificial Intelligence verticals

Our industry data goes deep. See the top verticals and specialisms making waves in the UK Artificial Intelligence industry today.

Our Artificial Intelligence RTIC is made up of 11 individual verticals. The top verticals in this sector include Data Analysis, and Machine Learning. You can find out more about the verticals by downloading our RTIC report, or by signing up for a free trial of The Data City platform.

  • Sector Code Description Records
  • RTIC0004 Artificial Intelligence 3452 companies

    Companies working with artificial intelligence (often machine learning) in areas such as; Data Analysis, Enabling Platforms, Image Processing, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Blockchain, GreenTech, Life Sciences, Industry 4.0 and Automation, Systems Optimisation, Signal Processing

    • Artificial Intelligence: Blockchain

      Companies producing AI algorithms for blockchain products and services

      161 companies
    • Artificial Intelligence: Data Analysis

      Companies providing AI technology for data processing and analysis

      1433 companies
    • Artificial Intelligence: Enabling Platforms

      Companies that build AI applications into intuitive platforms for non-expert users

      526 companies
    • Artificial Intelligence: Green Tech

      Companies using AI to create products and/or services aimed towards net zero, environmental monitoring or energy management

      327 companies
    • Artificial Intelligence: Image Processing

      Companies providing AI products that allow for the in-depth analysis of still images

      368 companies
    • Artificial Intelligence: Industry 4.0 and Automation

      Companies creating AI products that supporting smart factories and automation for the manufacturing sector

      328 companies
    • Artificial Intelligence: Life Sciences

      Companies creating AI applications supporting innovation and research in the field of life sciences

      231 companies
    • Artificial Intelligence: Machine Learning

      Companies integrating machine learning algorithms into AI products

      1116 companies
    • Artificial Intelligence: Natural Language Processing

      Companies developing AI technology capable to find patterns, meaning and tone in text data

      169 companies
    • Artificial Intelligence: Signal Processing

      Companies producing AI technology that can identify, process and analyse inputs (voice, video, movement, temperature, etc.) in real-time

      313 companies
    • Artificial Intelligence: Systems Optimisation

      Companies producing AI applications aimed to improve the functionality and precision of other technologies/applications

      129 companies

Artificial Intelligence industry growth

Based on a growth rate of 35.0%, we expect that this sector could be worth £78.6bn by 2024. Below you can see our forecast of the growth of the sector.

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