U.S. Companies’ Method in Acquiring and Developing AI

Proof Point

U.S. companies in Deloitte Insights study use multiple methods to acquire and develop AI in 2018, including enterprise software, co-development with partners, cloud-based AI and open-source tools

U.S. Companies' Method in Acquiring and Developing AI

2018 (percentage)

Note: Data based on Deloitte's survey of 1,100 business and information technology (IT) executives who are knowledgeable on cognitive technologies or artificial intelligence and are working for companies that are testing and implementing AI in United States across 10 industries

Proof Point Findings

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Software technologies autonomously performing tasks equal to or better than humans
  • Enterprise Software – 59% of respondents surveyed by Deloitte reported using enterprise software in their respective companies as method for acquiring AI capabilities in 2018
  • Other Top Methods – Other top techniques used by companies include co-development with partners (53%), cloud-based AI (49%) and open-source development tools (49%)
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include accelerating sophistication of AI-based applications, increasing business adoption of AI technologies to improve processes, and growing demand to leverage customer and business data to become more competitive


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Date Last Updated

February 28, 2019

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