Key points from article :
AI research began in the 1950s, and has 170,000 different patented ideas.
50 per cent of all patents for AI have been published since 2013.
Machine learning currently dominants the application of AI.
United States and China dominate the field of patent application.
AI is set to grow with major military and economic uses.
Untapped opportunities include agriculture, healthcare and manufacturing.
Based on World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Technology Trends report.