The Global AI Index
The first index to benchmark nations on their level of investment, innovation and implementation of artificial intelligence.
What is this?
Making sense of artificial intelligence… on a global scale
Artificial intelligence is a transformative phenomenon in business, government and society. But it is also commonly misunderstood or misrepresented.
The Global AI Index is making sense of artificial intelligence in 62 countries around the world.
We have examined the forces accelerating development in artificial intelligence through three pillars of analysis; investment, innovation and implementation.
Our Index in full
Use the toggle to switch between our Index’s ranks – where countries stand – or score – how far or close they are to each other. Use the arrows to sort the columns.
The Global AI Index is underpinned by over 100 indicators split across seven sub-pillars: Talent, Infrastructure, Operating Environment, Research, Development, Government Strategy and Commercial Ventures. Each indicator pillar was weighted for importance after consultation with experts across the field.
The Talent sub-pillar focuses on the availability of skilled practitioners for the provision of artificial intelligence solutions.
The Infrastructure sub-pillar focuses on the reliability and scale of access infrastructure, from electricity and internet, to super computing capabilities.
The Operating Environment sub-pillar focuses on the regulatory context, and public opinion surrounding artificial intelligence.
The Research sub-pillar focuses on the extent of specialist research and researchers; investigating the amount of publications and citations in credible academic journals.
The Development sub-pillar focuses on the development of fundamental platforms and algorithms upon which innovative artificial intelligence projects rely.
The Commercial Ventures sub-pillar focuses on the level of startup activity, investment and business initiatives based on artificial intelligence.
The Government Spending sub-pillar focuses on the depth of commitment from national government to artificial intelligence; investigating spending commitments and national strategies
Explore the data
Position, size and compare countries based on their results on The Global AI Index.
We’ve convened experts from a variety of sectors, ranging from industry and academia to government.
Each offers a unique perspective on the opportunities and challenges posed by artificial intelligence.
We’re grateful to our partners for supporting the work we’re doing.
Commentary & insight
Here are some of our latest stories & events
Alexandra Mousavizadeh in conversation with AI experts.
1. Tom Fletcher, Global Tech Panel
2. Fabrizio Hochschild, under Secretary General at the UN
3. Doug Brown, Capita
4. Joanna Shields, CEO, Benevolent AI
5. Heather McGowen on Future of Work
6. Vishal Chatrath, CEO Prowler
7. JF Gagne, CEO Element AI
8. Jim Snabe, Chairman, Siemens
Our in-depth reporting on our findings
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