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The Global AI Index
The first index to benchmark nations on their level of investment, innovation and implementation of artificial intelligence.
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.
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 143 indicators split across seven sub-pillars: Talent, Infrastructure, Operating Environment, Research, Development, Government Strategy and Commercial. Each indicator pillar was weighted for importance after consultation with experts across the field.
Focuses on the availability of skilled practitioners for the provision of artificial intelligence solutions.
Focuses on the reliability and scale of access infrastructure, from electricity and internet, to super computing capabilities.
Focuses on the regulatory context, and public opinion surrounding artificial intelligence.
Focuses on the extent of specialist research and researchers; investigating the amount of publications and citations in credible academic journals.
Focuses on the development of fundamental platforms and algorithms upon which innovative artificial intelligence projects rely.
Focuses on the depth of commitment from national government to artificial intelligence; investigating spending commitments and national strategies.
Focuses on the level of startup activity, investment and business initiatives based on artificial intelligence.
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Position, size and compare countries based on their results on The Global AI Index.
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A regular series of private events and dinners with leading AI experts from business and academia.
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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.
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Alexandra Mousavizadeh in conversation with AI experts.
Commentary & insight
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10 Dec 2020 – Tortoise is delighted to announce that Ajay Bhalla, President of Cyber & Intelligence at Mastercard, will be joining the Advisory Board for The Global AI Index
31 Mar 2020 – Announcing the Sensemaker AI. This month: as the coronavirus crisis unfolds, we’ve delved into two of our index’s live data sources to get a sense of what impact the pandemic is already having on AI.
14 Oct 2019 – HenkelX Ventures joins forces with Tortoise to deliver the world’s first Global AI Index. Read more »
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