Stanford published its annual Artificial Intelligence (AI) Index report. It is a tome at almost 250 pages. As with other AI-related reports, here is a nonprofit-focused summary for the busy practitioner. The graphs in the report are amazing so we leveraged a number of them to provide the summary. 

Public companies are talking about AI.

    Private companies are investing in AI-related technology in a big way.

    The U.S. Government is also investing in AI capabilities.

    And Congress is talking about AI…a lot.

    Everyone is researching AI.

    People are talking about AI at conferences too.

    Asia, and China specifically, are publishing the most AI-related research papers in the world. This is greater than U.S. research on AI.

    AI-related jobs are a real and growing part of the workforce.

    And people are interested in learning more AI-related topics.

    However, people are worried about AI-related security threats.

    And everyone is worried about the ethics of AI.

    But no one has quite figured out the perfect approach to ethics yet.

    Women are stepping into more AI-related conversations (this is Women in Machine Learning “WiML”).

    Finally, researchers believe AI can help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    Suffice to say, artificial intelligence is an incredibly relevant topic right now. Make sure your nonprofit is thinking about when and how to best implement AI. Oftentimes it can be easier than you think! 

    Free Resource: Have you downloaded the SAINS report yet? It’s the most comprehensive analysis of artificial intelligence for social good available. 

    About the authors: 

    Jared is the CEO of PwrdBy, speaker, and a published author. PwrdBy empowers nonprofits to fundraise smarter through artificial intelligence apps such as Amelia and NeonMoves. Before joining PwrdBy, Jared was a Senior Consultant in Deloitte’s Sustainability practice with experience working with Fortune 500 companies to design social and environmental sustainability strategies. He is a Lean Six Sigma Process Black Belt.