We believe that AI will be a force multiplier on technological progress in our increasingly digital, data-driven world. This is because everything around us today, ranging from culture to consumer products, is a product of intelligence. In this report, we set out to capture a snapshot of the exponential progress in AI with a focus on developments in the past 12 months. Consider this report as a compilation of the most interesting things weâ€™ve seen that seeks to trigger an informed conversation about the state of AI and its implication for the future. This edition builds on the inaugural State of AI Report 2018, which can be found here. We consider the following key dimensions in our report: Research: Technology breakthroughs and their capabilities. Talent: Supply, demand and concentration of talent working in the field. Industry: Large platforms, financing and areas of application for AI-driven innovation today and tomorrow. China: With two distinct Internets, we review AI in China as its own category. Politics: Public opinion of AI, economic implications and the emerging geopolitics of AI.