A recent research report by Accenture and Frontier Economics makes interesting reading. In short, by 2035 artificial intelligence (AI) technologies have the potential to increase productivity by 40% or more and increase economic growth by 1.7% pa across 16 industries. 

Quite staggering. To put this into context, the UK economy has the potential to increase growth from 2.5% to 3.9% pa by then. 

As I have commented before, AI in M&A is beginning to feature more heavily in our conversations with acquirers and investors. Those companies with genuine capability will be highly prized.