Survey of AI Startups 2022:
AI Technologies and Algorithmic Bias

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We appreciate the support of the startups that have participated in our survey. Please click here for the latest survey report.

Boston University and New York University are pleased to release the 4th Annual Survey of AI Startups. AI is no longer just a fancy buzzword – AI products are now implemented across all sectors of the economy. Many of these technologies underlying these products make us more productive at work, help find trends in big data, and make movies look more realistic and music sound better. At the same time, they raise the bar for digital security.

AI startups, like your firm, are helping drive this progress! However, AI-focused entrepreneurs face many issues, such as access to training data, compliance with ever-evolving regulations, and raising funds, while trying to develop their initial products. These startups must confront numerous ethical issues concerning AI and big data while making many decisions about underlying technologies. In addition to better understating competition in AI entrepreneurship, this fourth survey will help us learn more about how AI startups navigate these uncharted waters.

We have published three reports based on our prior surveys of AI startups. In 2019, we focused on the impact of AI on labor. In 2020, we focused on the impact of GDPR on AI startups. Last year, in 2021, we focused on ethics in AI development. This year, we will continue our research and focus on understanding the overlap between technologies and algorithmic bias.

Would you be willing to invest 10 minutes answering a few questions about your AI startup? We will provide all respondents with a  free summary report in May 2022 to offer additional insight into this developing industry.

Lastly, your responses are confidential. The researchers at New York University and Boston University conducting the study will not release any personally-identifiable or firm-specific information. Only aggregates will be reported.

If you run an AI startup and would like to receive the survey, reach out to Michael Impink.

We appreciate the support of the startups that have participated in our survey. Please click here for the latest survey report.