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AI vendors battle for dominance in a cut-throat UK market

There has been a flurry of announcements recently from vendors heralding the releases of new versions of their AI models.

From Meta (Llama) to Google (Gemini Pro) and from Mistral (Mixtral) to Open AI (GPT-4 Turbo) and pretty much any other vendor you could name, the rate at which technology is being launched onto the market is almost unprecedented.

The sense of urgency is understandable. With AI set to disrupt the technology market in much the same way that EVs have disrupted the automotive market and online shopping has disrupted traditional bricks-and-mortar retail, the stakes are high.

Following the full launch of Copilot in November 2023 and some quite aggressive marketing, Microsoft seems to be establishing a degree of prominence in the AI market in terms of usage.

As AI vendors scrabble to establish a solid foothold, we are reminded that launching a new product is not simply about market relevance. It is also about having a compelling offer and an effective go-to-market strategy.

Brand perceptions and communications effectiveness are vital to these endeavours. The market research is clear on that point and Vanson Bourne’s AI barometer gives strong indications as to which brands are currently well positioned to exploit the opportunities afforded by growing demand for AI solutions.


Want to keep reading?

Read our March article exploring IT and business decision maker awareness, perceptions and attitudes towards AI vendors in the UK.


About our AI Barometer

Each month we survey 100 IT and business decision makers across the UK about their views, experiences and attitudes about AI adoption in their organisation. All respondents come from organisations across a range of private and public sectors. 50% of respondents were from organisations with 3,000 or more employees globally.