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PitchBook Analyst Note: Taking off AI's Training Wheels

Q4 2021

PitchBook Analyst Note: Taking off AI's Training Wheels

November 22, 2021

PitchBook Analyst Note: Taking off AI's Training Wheels
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Emerging use cases across multiple industries drive AI mega-exit boom

The rapid increase in mega-exits of artificial intelligence and machine learning startups demonstrates promising areas for private companies to apply AI & ML, including autonomous vehicles, information security and IT operations. 

Mega-exits in the sector have tripled from 8 to 26 YoY through the third quarter of 2021, with deal value quintupling to $153.3 billion. 

Our latest analyst note on the topic takes a deep dive into leading use cases for AI mega-exits and why companies that use deep learning as their primary AI architecture are on pace to overtake supervised machine learning startups in mega-exits by 2022.

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Key takeaways 1
Overview 1
Exits by use case 2
Exits by model architecture 3
Outlook 5