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Top AI Stocks on the ASX

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology continues to evolve and advance rapidly, becoming increasingly integrated in the automation of our everyday lives.

AI is also becoming a major focus for the Australian government, whose budget for the 2021/2022 financial year outlines a plan to invest AU$124.1 million into AI development and adoption. Globally, research firm PwC estimates in a 2017 report that AI will provide a boost of 14 percent, or US$15.7 trillion, to gross domestic product by 2030.

Although the AI market is relatively small in Australia, it’s growing, with a number of ASX-listed companies including AI in their business activities. To help investors understand the options available in this burgeoning market, the Investing News Network used TradingView's stock screener to find the top AI stocks on the ASX by market cap.

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Interested in AI investing? Here’s a look at what AI stocks are, how to invest and the top stocks by market cap right now.

8 ASX Cybersecurity Stocks

Cybersecurity is a growing threat globally, and demand for threat protection is increasing in tandem.

In Australia, the cybersecurity market is projected to grow at a rate of 15.2 percent over the next five years compared to only 2.5 percent growth in the general Australian technology industry.

With many companies shifting to work-from-home models over the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there's been extra pressure on the cybersecurity sector, making it an industry that should see continued elevated expansion for the foreseeable future. Read on to learn more about the cybersecurity landscape in Australia.

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Cybersecurity is a growing issue globally, and demand for threat protection is increasing alongside it. Tech-savvy investors have an opportunity to harness these trends.

Hemp Investing in Australia

Hemp is a versatile plant with many uses. The fibre can be used for textiles and paper, and as a food it’s a high-protein option beloved by gym-goers and vegans.

It’s considered a fledgling industry because hemp was banned in Australia in 1937 due to the film "Reefer Madness," which stigmatised hemp and associated it with marijuana. It is thought that the anti-marijuana movement set the Australian hemp industry back by a century.

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Hemp may be a fledgling industry in Australia, but it's a rapidly growing market.

How to Get Started in ASX Water Stocks

Water is one of the staples that humans cannot live without. It’s also a scarce resource, as half of the world’s population will live in a water-stressed area by 2025, as per the World Health Organization.

Clean water is critical for the health of populations, and that’s where water treatment and water technology companies have entered the market and thrived. Water technology is expected to boom in the coming years as countries across the globe seek more solutions for purifying water.

This is why investors might be looking to invest in water stocks. What was once primarily an ethical choice is fast becoming a return on investment for early adopters.

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Projections show that half of the global population will live in water-stressed areas by 2025, making water stocks more important than ever.

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5 Top ASX Robotics Stocks

Robotics is a growing area of engineering and science technology. Although Australia is hoping to lead the way in robotics, the number of pure-play ASX-listed robotics companies isn't all that big.

Robotics is a broad term covering everything from design to the construction and operation of robots. It also includes the use of robots in roles normally played by humans, often to reduce errors or speed up processes.

This list includes a wide range of ASX-listed companies that employ robotics. Data was sourced using TradingView's stock screener on November 24, 2021, and stocks are listed in order of market cap from largest to smallest.

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Australia is hoping to lead the way in robotics, and these are some of the country's top robotics stocks by market cap.

Robotics in Australia

The global robotics industry is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.8 percent through 2028 according to the Global Industrial Robotics Market Analysis 2020. Robotics is an area of investing that is growing in Australia ― but is it a sector worth investing in?

Broadly speaking, robotics is the design and construction of robots. This can include core automation and production, industrial software, robot technology and integration of robotics. From drones to self-driving cars to toys ― robotics is a growing industry that is beginning to permeate our daily lives.

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Robotics is an area of investing that is growing in Australia ― but is it a sector worth investing in?

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