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Core Values of America’s Top 7 Tech Firms

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Core Values of America’s Top 7 Tech Firms

Every successful business is built on a vision.

While sometimes these values get muddied down with the bigger and more corporate a company gets, tech companies have a reputation of staying honed in like a laser on their principles. This is partly because tech companies can rise and appreciate in value faster than other businesses. With a shorter lifespan, there is less chance that these founding ideas can change or degrade over time to corporate entropy.

Another factor is that these companies have eccentric founders that can be near-obsessive about their mission. Look no further than the founders of the top seven companies in America on this list: Apple, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Google, Amazon, and Facebook.

Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, and Larry Ellison get both loved and vilified for their unique ways of building companies. That said, their values generally are quite clear and often original in certain ways: Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information, while Apple aims to make top-notch technology that is simply designed and elegant. Amazon is the ultimate consumer price cutting advocate, and Facebook aims to connect the world.

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Visualizing AI Patents by Country

See which countries have been granted the most AI patents each year, from 2012 to 2022.

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This infographic shows the number of AI-related patents granted each year from 2010 to 2022 (latest data available). These figures come from the Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), accessed via Stanford University’s 2024 AI Index Report.

From this data, we can see that China first overtook the U.S. in 2013. Since then, the country has seen enormous growth in the number of AI patents granted each year.

YearChinaEU and UKU.S.RoWGlobal Total
20103071379845711,999
20115161299805812,206
20129261129506602,648
20131,035919706272,723
20141,278971,0786673,120
20151,7211101,1355393,505
20161,6211281,2987143,761
20172,4281441,4891,0755,136
20184,7411551,6741,5748,144
20199,5303223,2112,72015,783
202013,0714065,4414,45523,373
202121,9076238,2197,51938,268
202235,3151,17312,07713,69962,264

In 2022, China was granted more patents than every other country combined.

While this suggests that the country is very active in researching the field of artificial intelligence, it doesn’t necessarily mean that China is the farthest in terms of capability.

Key Facts About AI Patents

According to CSET, AI patents relate to mathematical relationships and algorithms, which are considered abstract ideas under patent law. They can also have different meaning, depending on where they are filed.

In the U.S., AI patenting is concentrated amongst large companies including IBM, Microsoft, and Google. On the other hand, AI patenting in China is more distributed across government organizations, universities, and tech firms (e.g. Tencent).

In terms of focus area, China’s patents are typically related to computer vision, a field of AI that enables computers and systems to interpret visual data and inputs. Meanwhile America’s efforts are more evenly distributed across research fields.

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