I've been trying to play around with mixed conditional clauses and inversion. These topics are obviously not the easiest ones, so I have experienced some issues.
Weren’t professionals from Amazon to explore AI and deep learning so vigorously, these vital spheres of science wouldn’t have gone mainstream, gaining popularity and ubiquity.
First off, I am not entirely sure that this sentence is correct. Secondly, I would like to show that the process of exploring is continuous. However, I’ve read that you have to replace if with were and change the verb to the infinitive with “to” (2nd conditional). Without inversion it is quite straightforward (I guess): “If they weren't exploring …”. Could you please help me out? I can’t get my head around it.