North America has retained and grown its dominance of ‘artificial intelligence’ (AI) hirings among beverage companies, according to recent research.

In the three months to the end of January, the region accounted for 53.2% of all AI jobs – a jump from the 41.1% level in the same quarter a year earlier. North America was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a 1.2 year-on-year percentage point change in AI vacancies.

The figures are compiled by GlobalData, which tracks the number of new job postings from key companies in various industries. Using textual analysis, these job ads are then classified thematically to gauge which companies are leading the way on specific issues as well as where the market is expanding and contracting.

Which countries are seeing the most growth for AI job ads in beverages?

The fastest-growing country was the US, which accounted for 46.8% of all AI job adverts in the three months to the end of January. Twelve months earlier, the country’s proportion was 34.9%.

The US was followed by Australia (rising 3.7 percentage points), India (up 2.4), and Romania (+1.9).

Which cities are the biggest hubs for AI workers?

The leading cities were Plano in the US and Barcelona, each with 9.8% of beverages' AI vacancies in the quarter. The pair were followed by Hyderabad with 5.6% and St Louis, home to Anheuser-Busch InBev's US division, with 5.2%.