It is often said that the United States and China are the leading countries when it comes to AI technology and development.
United States now has more than 1,000 AI-related companies, lead by companies such as Google, IBM, Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon. On the other hand; in China major companies such as Tencent, Alibaba, Baidu and a large number of AI startup companies are developing a wealth of new and innovative AI solutions.
When it comes to research papers related to AI, China is the clear leader, with over 41,000 papers published between the years of 2011 and 2015.
(Comparison: USA: 25,500, Japan: 11,700, UK: 10,100, Germany 8,000)Reference
In Japan there are now, according to our research, around 200 to 300 AI-related companies in existence. Below you can find a list of AI companies in Japan: