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While fintech has enjoyed the largest share of funding in recent years, it appears to be losing its luster: in 2021, global fintech entities received $137 billion in funding, however, this decreased to $81 billion in 2022.
His heir apparent? AI.
Despite warnings from the “godfather of AI,” Dr. Geoffrey Hinton, that the “scary” chatbots he helped create at Google could become smarter than humans, investment in AI shows no signs of slowing down.
And according to the analysis carried out by Stanford University Institute for Human-Centered AI, global total corporate investment in artificial intelligence (AI) has been gaining pace. It reached nearly $276.14 billion in 2021, up 88% from the previous year when investors poured $146.74 billion into AI-focused companies.
the main players
Unsurprisingly, OpenAI has dominated funding (and headlines) since it launched its groundbreaking chatbot, ChatGPT, and has amassed $11 billion since its inception.
Hot on its heels, Anthropic, which was founded by former OpenAI employees to develop safer, more human-like AI, has raised $1 billion in three rounds of funding, $300 million of which has come from Google.
Meanwhile, Scale AI, a data annotation platform that provides high-quality data for training AI models, recently raised $117 million to fund 15 AI-specific projects. The company, founded in 2016, has raised $602.6 million in total.
The AI race has just begun
While much of the job market conversation around AI has revolved around robots replacing workers, this surge in investment means the hiring landscape for those proficient in artificial intelligence and machine learning he is in solid health and ready to be chosen.
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