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What happened in 2020 in AI education, hiring, policy, investment, and other sectors? Here are the most important details from HAI’s new AI Index. 
  • The total global investment in AI, including private investment, public offerings, M&A, and minority stakes, increased by 40% in 2020 for a total of $67.9 billion. M&A made up the majority of total investment.
  • Where is AI funding going? Drugs, cancer, molecular, and drug discovery tops the list, with more than $13.8 billion in private AI investment—4.5 times higher than 2019.
  • In the past 10 years, the number of new AI PhD graduates in North America who chose industry jobs continues to grow, as its share increased by 48%. By contrast, the share of new AI PhDs entering academia dropped by 44%.
  • Since Canada published the world’s first national AI strategy in 2017, more than 30 other countries and regions have published similar documents as of December 2020.

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Fernando Machuca




Experienced editor, journalist and digital content producer. A quick study with strong organizational and people management skills. Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, juggling news assignments and experimenting with new ways to tell stories and solve problems. Comfortable in digital and print. Helped relaunch the Silicon Valley Business Journal's redesign in 2013, launched Stanford GSB's content strategy in 2019, now creating and executing content and channel strategy for Stanford HAI.

The AI Index is an independent initiative at Stanford University’s Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence Institute (HAI)

The AI Index was conceived within the One Hundred Year Study on AI (AI100)

The 2021 AI Index report is one of the most comprehensive reports about artificial intelligence to date. This latest edition significantly expands the amount of data available in the report, which was drawn from a broader set of academic, private, and non-profit organizations for calibration. The report also shows the effect of COVID-19 on AI development from multiple perspectives, including how AI helps with COVID-related drug discovery and the effect of the pandemic on hiring and private investment.  

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