A number of governments in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region are trying to benefit from the digital disruption by enhancing the capabilities of the artificial intelligence (AI). Due to this, government policies may drive the AI platform revenues in APAC to $29.3billionn in 2024, GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company has said.
The study by GlobalData’s Market Opportunity Forecasts Model for AI has suggested that the revenue of AI platforms will increase at the annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.8% between 2019 and 2024. Countries like India, China and Japan will have nearly two-thirds of the overall revenue by 2024. Of these, China will account for approximately 37% alone.
Rohit Sharma, Senior Technology Analyst at GlobalData, said, “Governments continue to embrace AI, with a view to empower themselves and their citizens by creating intelligent processes. Some of the potential usage areas where implementation or increased use of AI will have a significant impact include healthcare, education and law enforcement.”
AI, for last couple of years, has witnessed a number government-led initiatives and policies. China has build a number of AI research centers. India’s neighbouring country is also investing in improving the quality of AI research with the number of initiatives like China’s New Generation AI Development Plan. Apart from this, China is also hoping to allocate $950millio annually to fund strategic AI projects.
Singapore has also been the early adopters of AI. The country has been a major factor in driving AI development. The country has entered into an agreement with Microsoft to develop intelligent chatbots which can help in setting up of tech-based human-like customer services. The country has also joined hands with Microsoft and Intel to launch AI4E, a workshop to make participants understand AI in a better way.