The biggest AI and machine learning acquisitions
The artificial intelligence market is booming as the world's tech giants compete for the top AI talent and technologies, with Microsoft leading the way with five AI acquisitions in 2018 alone.
IDC predicts that worldwide spending on cognitive and AI systems will reach $19.1 billion in 2018, an increase of 54.2 percent over the amount spent in 2017.
Companies around the world are cashing in on the boom. Here are the biggest recent acquisitions of AI and machine learning companies.
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Additional reporting by Thomas Macaulay