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Samsung Electronics Third in Global Race for AI-Related Patent

Microsoft Corp. has the most, with 18,363 AI-related patents as of January, followed by IBM Corp

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The number of AI-related patents per year has jumped from 22,913 in 2008 to 78,085 in 2018 as more tech companies have delved into the replication of human intelligence by machines for use in a wide range of industries. Pixabay

 Samsung Electronics Co. has the third-largest number of patents related to artificial intelligence (AI), coming behind two US tech giants, a report showed on Friday.

Microsoft Corp. has the most, with 18,363 AI-related patents as of January, followed by IBM Corp. with 15,046 and Samsung with 11,243, according to the report by Germany-based researcher IPlytics.

Five of the top 10 companies were based in the United States, two in Japan, one in South Korea, one in the Netherlands and one Germany, Yonhap news agency reported.

The number of AI-related patents per year has jumped from 22,913 in 2008 to 78,085 in 2018 as more tech companies have delved into the replication of human intelligence by machines for use in a wide range of industries, it noted.

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Samsung Electronics Co. has the third-largest number of patents related to artificial intelligence (AI). Pixabay

“The more countries in which an invention has been patented, the higher the perceived international market potential for the patented invention,” the study said.

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Samsung, also the world’s largest smartphone maker, has been racing to propel innovation in AI technology to foster new growth drivers, having been working on various types of AI applications in smartphones and other electronics in its AI labs. (IANS)

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Samsung Launches 3 Galaxy Wearables in India

The Galaxy Fit would be available on Flipkart and Myntra as well as Samsung e-Shop

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To get ahead in the fast-changing tech industry, Samsung said it will expand investment in burgeoning tech segments to propel growth. Wikimedia Commons

Samsung on Tuesday unveiled its Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e wearables in India for Rs 19,990, Rs 9,990 and Rs 2,590, respectively.

Targeted at millennials and Gen Z, the Galaxy Watch Active takes a holistic approach to monitoring exercise, sleep, stress and health.

“Galaxy Watch Active is a beautifully crafted sports watch that brings stress management and blood pressure monitoring to users. The Galaxy Fit and Fit e give users a first-time access to the ecosystem of Samsung Health with never before features like 90+ activity trackers,” Aditya Babbar, Director, Mobile Business, Samsung India, said in a statement.

Made for all types of fitness enthusiasts, Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e support active lifestyles.

With thin, lightweight form factor, Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e are comfortable to wear all week long, the company claimed.

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Galaxy Watch Active is available in black, silver, rose gold and deep green colours while Galaxy Fit is available in silver and black colours.

The Galaxy Fit e comes in black, white and yellow colours.

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The Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Fit would be available across retail stores and Samsung Opera House starting June 25. The Galaxy Watch Active would be available also on Amazon.in and Samsung e-Shop.

The Galaxy Fit would be available on Flipkart and Myntra as well as Samsung e-Shop. (IANS)