The State of AI and 
Machine Learning: 2021

Since 2016, the State of AI and Machine Learning Report has given insight into the adoption, implementation and scale of AI across industries. This large-organization study of senior business leaders and technologists details where organizations are within their AI journey — from the types of data they leverage to the tools they use and budgets they have.

Overall, this report will help you understand the broader context of your AI work, what your peers are experiencing, and what dials to turn for AI success.

Download the report to learn:

  • How AI budgets have increased YoY
  • Why many are accelerating their AI strategy as a result of COVID-19 in 2020 and into 2021
  • Why companies are reporting a higher commitment to data security and privacy


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With a crowd of over one million skilled contractors operating in 130+ countries and 180+ languages and dialects, we can collect and label high volumes of image, text, speech, audio, and video data used to build and improve artificial intelligence systems.

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