There has been an increase in patent filings by Chinese enterprises for artificial intelligence products rapidly in the past couple years. The companies that hold the most active Artificial Intelligence and machine learning patent families are now tech giant Tencent and search engine provider Baidu. Their progress is ahead of U.S. firm IBM, South Korea’s Samsung, Chinese insurance provider Ping An and former AI patent leader Microsoft. The latter company has been seeing one of its major AI investments come to fruition recently, as conversational AI bot ChatGPT by Microsoft partner OpenAI has been making waves. Microsoft suddenly announced another round of funding for OpenAI, believed to be to the tune of $10 billion.