Artificial Intelligence Was the Most Discussed Technology of 2021

DEC 24, 2021

Artificial intelligence topped the list with the most online articles (175K+), followed by machine learning and virtual reality, according to

TEL AVIV, Israel—Using data from the analytics tool Buzzsumo, has compiled a list of the most discussed technologies online in 2021, with artificial intelligence topping the list with 175,837 online articles. The closely related topic of machine learning was second, with 103,508 articles posted online between January of 2021 and November of 2021.

The buzz around AI was so high that the 11 month total amounted to about 526 articles a day.

Technologies offering new realities also ranked high, with virtual reality holding the third spot (64,509 articles) followed by augmented reality (34,632 articles) in fourth place.

“With the pervasiveness of AI, it’s no wonder it’s one of the most discussed technologies today,” said Rafael Sweary, president and co-founder of in a statement. “Take another widely discussed topic, the Great Resignation, and sure enough, there’s an AI use-case tied to it. AI can help understand how humans interact with software and proactively recommend ways to improve the user experience, with actions that can be taken immediately. It’s a win for businesses, who can glean valuable data regarding technology usage and understand where the end-users are having issues. And it’s a win for the employee, who can quickly navigate the company’s tech stack, and not have to struggle with onboarding or training - especially remotely. Everything is done automatically, powered by AI and machine learning to extract data.”

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