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Artificial intelligence innovation among munitions industry companies fell last year

Artificial intelligence research and innovation in the military equipment and technology sector declined last year.

The latest figures show that the number of AI-related patent applications in the industry was 49 in the three months to March, down from 73 in the same period in 2021.

AI-related patent grant numbers increased from 20 in the three months to March 2021 to 21 in the same period in 2022, following a different pattern than filing.

The numbers are edited by Global Data, which tracks patent applications and grants from public authorities around the world. Using text analysis and official patent classification, these patents are grouped into key subject areas and linked to key companies in various industries.

AI is one of the key areas tracked by GlobalData. This has been recognized as a major destructive force companies will face in the coming years and is one of the areas where companies currently investing resources are expected to be rewarded.

The numbers also provide insight into the largest innovators in the sector.

Thales SA was the top AI innovator in the military equipment and technology sector in the last quarter. Headquartered in France, the company has applied for 12 AI-related patents in the three months leading up to March. This is a decrease from 14 in the same period in 2021.

Subsequently, US-based Raytheon Technologies Corp filed nine AI patents, followed by US-based The Boeing Co (8 applications) and France-based Safran SA (7 applications). Continued.

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