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Welcome to the AI Brain Drain Index

 

·      In the last decade, the emergence of deep learning algorithms, GPU computing, and Big Data resulted in a Big Bang for AI applications. As AI becomes one of the most promising and disruptive technologies the top tech firms are trying to corner the market for AI talent, especially AI professors. This index is designed to keep track of this unprecedented brain drain of AI faculty from academia to industry.

 

·      For more discussions about the AI Brain Drain from a recent NYT article, please see When the A.I. Professor Leaves, Students Suffer, Study Says.

 

·      Regarding the data collection methodology of AI Brain Drain Index, please see Section 2 of Artificial Intelligence, Human Capital, and Innovation by Michael Gofman and Zhao Jin.

 

 

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You can download data for the AI Brain Drain Index here

 

*Please cite the following study when referring to this data: 

Artificial Intelligence, Human Capital, and Innovation [Download Paper] 
Michael Gofman and Zhao Jin, 2019, Working Paper