Where Will The AI Revolution Strike Next? What New Data Reveals About Companies That Benefit From AI

Zinger Key Points
  • A record 41% of companies in the S&P 500 mentioned AI in their latest earnings calls.
  • The data reveals that an increasing number of tech-adjacent S&P components are utilizing AI.

Artificial intelligence has taken the financial markets by storm, playing a large part in rocketing the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust SPY to a banner year in 2024. New data revealed companies now embracing AI are not limited to the usual suspects.

The Data: A post on X used data from Goldman Sachs showed trends in artificial intelligence.

The data stated 41% of companies in the S&P 500 index mentioned AI in their first-quarter earnings calls. This was higher than the 180 and 155 companies that mentioned AI in the previous two quarters, respectively. It is also about four times greater than just two years ago.

Why it Matters: It had previously been reported that artificial intelligence was being name-checked the most by tech giants such as NVIDIA Corp NVDA, Microsoft Corp MSFT and Alphabet Inc GOOGL GOOG. All of these companies have performed remarkably well in recent months.

While this holds, the data revealed an increasing number of tech-adjacent companies are embracing AI in earnings calls, as AI-focused S&P components comprise a smaller part of the overall index.

For example, Walmart Inc WMT mentioned the eventual proliferation of a generative AI-driven search assistant on the retailer’s website. Energy company Baker Hughes Co BKR touted its AI partnership with C3.ai Inc AI. Professional services company Accenture Plc’s ACN latest earnings call repeatedly emphasized the importance of the evolution of AI within the company’s business model.

The increasing mentions revealed AI tailwinds will soon impact a variety of industries not limited to tech.

Also Read: Ahead Of WWDC, Apple Analyst Foresees AI Integration Boosting Stock Value by $30-$40 Per Share: ‘New AI Era For Cupertino Begins’

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