The global AI market is predicted to be worth close to $117 billion by 2025.

In the face of a global economic slowdown, artificial intelligence remains one of the fastest-growing investment areas.
According to Grand View Research, the global AI market is set to be worth around $733 billion by 2027, impacting everything from healthcare to customer service. A PwC report estimated that AI could contribute a whopping $15.7 trillion to the global economy by 2030.
European venture capital investors who are backing up-and-coming AI startups say they too are being affected by the technology.
“AI is disrupting all industries, including venture capital,” Henrik Landgren, analytics operating partner at EQT Ventures, told Business Insider in an interview. “With thousands of startups founded every day and only a handful of European unicorns created each year – in 2019 there were 21 new ones – how can an investor find the most promising startups first?” 
“Taking a data-driven approach across the investment process and automating as many tasks as possible, enables a team to spend more time building relationships with founders at the right time. Having human and machine work together is a great way to stay ahead of the competition. Long-term, all VCs will need to be data-driven.”
We asked eight European venture capitalists to each name two AI startups to watch – one inside their portfolio and one outside. 
Check them out — in no particular order — below: