"State of AI, 2019," from MMC Ventures, in partnership with Barclays. The State of AI 2019: Divergence As Artificial Intelligence (AI) proliferates, a divide is emerging. Between nations and within industries, winners and losers are emerging in the race for adoption, the war for talent and the competition for value creation. The landscape for entrepreneurs is also changing. Europe’s ecosystem of 1,600 AI startups is maturing and bringing creative destruction to new industries. While the UK is the powerhouse of European AI, hubs in Germany and France are thriving and may extend their influence in the decade ahead. As new AI hardware and software make the impossible inevitable, we also face divergent futures. AI offers profound benefits but poses significant risks. Which future will we choose? Our State of AI report for 2019 empowers entrepreneurs, corporate executives, investors and policy-makers. While jargon-free, our Report draws on unique data and 400 discussions with ecosystem participants to go beyond the hype and explain the reality of AI today, what is to come and how to take advantage. Every chapter includes actionable recommendations.