Worldwide Spending on AI-Centric Systems Will Pass $300 Billion by 2026, According to IDC

  • “Banking and Retail are the two industries that will deliver the largest AI investments over the forecast period. Together, the two industries will account for roughly one quarter of all AI spending worldwide.
  • Among the 30 AI use cases identified by IDC, Augmented Customer Service Agents will see the most spending throughout the forecast, reaching $35.9 billion on 2026.
  • A new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Artificial Intelligence Spending Guide shows that global spending on artificial intelligence (AI), including software, hardware, and services for AI-centric systems*, will reach nearly $118 billion in 2022 and surpass $300 billion in 2026.”

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