• Methodology:
    • Google Trends provides a time series index of the query volume for the search term in question within a particular geographic region divided by the number of queries in that region during the focal period. ​

    • For India, we would be plotting the search trends data for the skill keywords with the search index normalized to 100 at the initial time period. This will allow us to comment on the increase over time. ​

  • Source of Data: Google Trends
  • Panel A in Fig. 1 represents trends of the four most sought after skills (Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Deep learning, and NLP were identified while studying AI Skills in India) across job postings in India.
  • The geographical map depicted in Fig. 1 describes the popularity of AI terms across every state and the country-level.
  • The popularity for Machine Learning has been steadily increasing; it surpassed Artificial Intelligence ca. early 2017.

Fig. 1 Popularity of AI Terms in India

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.