Over the past few years, online learning has been playing a vital role in aiding the skill development of people. Online courses help in honing Artificial Intelligence (AI) skills of the workforce, and are preferred for their flexibility and the wide range of options available.

 

Coursera Global Skills Index (GSI): With 38 million learners and over 3,000 courses from the world’s top universities and industry educators, Coursera has one of the largest skills databases. Their rich data source is harnessed in the Coursera Global Skills Index (GSI) to benchmark 60 countries across Business, Technology, and Data Science skills. We look into Indian data in this regard to comprehend India’s global ranking based on competences in AI, according to Coursera Data.

 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) skills are covered broadly in the competencies which fall under Data Science, which are as follows:

  • Data Management
  • Data Visualisation
  • Machine Learning
  • Mathematics
  • Statistical Programming
  • Statistics

 

Percentile: A country or industry that is at 100% ranks at the top of the 60 countries and a country at 0% is at the bottom.

Each group’s percentile rankings are divided into four categories based on quartiles:

  • Cutting-Edge: 76th percentile or above
  • Competitive: 51st to 75th percentile
  • Emerging: 26th to 50th percentile
  • Lagging: 25th percentile or below

 

Data Science Competencies in India:

SKILL

PERCENTILE

CATEGORY

Data Management

15%

Lagging

Data Visualisation

20%

Lagging

Machine Learning

27%

Emerging

Mathematics

75%

Competitive

Statistical Programming

15%

Lagging

Statistics

7%

Lagging

According to Coursera GSI, India is competitive in Mathematical Skills, emerging in Machine Learning and lagging in other skills.

This data is relative to the rankings of other countries, and is based only on Coursera data-set.

 

Global Heat-Map: Data Science | Source: Coursera Global Skills Index Report 2019

The AI Index is an initiative that focuses on monitoring the AI readiness and adoption patterns in India. This initiative is a work-in-progress and will be constantly evolving as we expand our data-sets and delve deeper into the world of AI.