The federal government wants to invest five billion euros by 2025 as part of its AI strategy. The aim is to make Germany “a leading location for the development and application of AI technologies”.
This market is already developing very dynamically: According to IDC, over 50 billion US dollars were spent on artificial intelligence systems last year. The 100 billion mark is to be cracked by 2024, according to the infographic from Statista and Technology Review shows. In relation to this, the public investments make a rather clear impression.
With 11.3 percent of the market volume, the automation of customer service offers – including the corresponding cost savings for employees – is the most lucrative. This means, for example, chatbots that are increasingly taking on more complex tasks. This is followed by the automation of sales processes and the automated detection and defense of threats, be it fraud or cyber attacks.
And how far has AI penetrated the German economy? Eight percent of the companies surveyed by the Bitkom industry association are now using corresponding technologies, and another 30 percent are planning or discussing the introduction of AI.
That doesn’t sound like a lot at first, but it is a lot more than two years ago.