The development of AI in financial investments now is experiencing exponential growth and is rapidly bringing us closer to the singularity. This shows the great interest in the areas of research that will lead to the rapid development of the industry in the near future. 2015 was the best year in Artificial Intelligence funding with almost $1.2B raised, according to VentureScanner with data of investing in startups in the world and in Q1 2016 trend is still positive. The subdivision of CBInsight VentureScanner in the first quarter of 2016 was tracking 957 AI companies with a combined funding amount of $4.8 Billion. The main amount of companies concentrated in the US – 499, with the United Kingdom at a distant second with 60.
Artificial Intelligence startups total funding by year (by VentureScanner)