Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence launches 2023 edition of AI Index Report
The 2023 edition of the AI Index Report shows that, since 2016, 31 countries (out of a total of 127 countries analysed) have passed at least one AI-related bill. Since 2017, 62 national AI strategies have been published by governments around the world.
Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence has released the 2023 edition of its Artificial Intelligence (AI) Index Report. The report explores trends in AI research and development; analyses the technical progress in AI over the past year; looks at ethical issues around the development of AI; examines AI-related economic trends and the state of AI education; explores the governance of AI technologies; provides data on diversity trends in AI; and discusses public attitude toward AI.
One of the key findings is that year-over-year global AI private investment decreased in 2022, for the first time in the last decade (a 26.7% decrease from 2021 to 2022). The proportion of companies adopting AI has plateaued, but the companies that have adopted AI are recording significant cost decreases and revenue increases. The number of incidents concerning the misuse of AI continues to rise and has increased 26 times since 2012.
On the governance and policy side, the report notes that, since 2016, 31 countries (out of a total of 127 countries analysed) have passed at least one AI-related bill, with a total of 123 bills. In 2022, the USA alone enacted 9 laws containing mentions of AI, followed by Spain (5), and the Philippines (4). Since 2017, when Canada released the first national AI strategy, 62 national strategies have been published by governments around the world.