Figure 1: AI-related patents have grown by an average of 7.8 per cent annually between 2005 and 2017. The increase in growth of AI-related patents is a sign for the growing importance of the technology.
Figure 2: While the EU region is among the top 5 economies in terms of its share of overall AI-related patents, it lags far behind the Unites States and Japan.
Figure 3: Technology can also have a positive impact on job quality. On average, across 26 EU countries, the share of individuals who say that the adoption of new software at work has reduced the average time they spend on repetitive tasks exceeds the share of individuals who say that it has increased the time they spend on such tasks. This is true regardless of the sector considered, although the next effect is largest in the Information and Communication sector.