Samsung Electronics is the third largest patent holder when it comes to artificial intelligence.
According to a German market research firm IPlytics, the South Korean tech giant owned 11,2-hundred-and-43 patents on AI technology as of January this year.
That's the third largest number, after Microsoft and IBM, which hold over 18-thousand and 15-thousand patents respectively.
Qualcomm holds 11-thousand patents, with Google running behind with around nine-and-a-half-thousand.
Out of the top ten AI-related patent owners, five were U.S. firms and two were Japanese.
In terms of filing applications, the U.S., China and Europe topped the figures, indicating a higher level of research activities.