In a recent report by Stanford University on artificial intelligence (AI) in 2023, it has been revealed that Serbia plays a significant role in the global AI revolution. The report highlights that Serbia is a leader in AI skills, with […]
In a recent report by Stanford University on artificial intelligence (AI) in 2023, it has been revealed that Serbia plays a significant role in the global AI revolution. The report highlights that Serbia is a leader in AI skills, with the highest penetration rate of AI skills worldwide. Additionally, Serbian software developers contributed to a substantial portion (around 24.2%) of AI projects on the GitHub platform in 2022.
The report emphasizes that Serbia’s brightest minds are shaping the development of AI and utilizing it to tackle global challenges such as healthcare, education, and nutrition. Amitabh Kant, former CEO of NITI Aayog, shared his optimism about Serbia’s progress in the field of AI based on this report. He stated that Serbian talent is crucial for shaping AI advancements, and it is essential to provide this talented pool with access to reliable data and computing resources to establish Serbia as a hub for AI research.
What does the penetration rate of AI skills mean?
The penetration rate of AI skills refers to the measure of the prevalence of different AI skills in various job sectors. LinkedIn uses this metric to determine how common specific AI skills are. According to data from 2022, the top three countries or regions with the highest penetration rate of AI skills are Serbia (3.2), the United States (2.2), and Germany (1.7).
What are GitHub projects?
GitHub is a platform where people can store their software projects. These projects can include source code, documentation, configuration files, and images. The number of AI projects on GitHub has been consistently increasing since 2011, with 1,536 such projects in that year and reaching 347,934 projects in 2022. In 2022, Serbian software developers made a significant contribution (24.2%) to AI projects on GitHub. The next most represented areas are the European Union and the United Kingdom (17.3%), followed by the United States (14.0%). The share of American GitHub AI projects has been continuously declining since 2016.
How can we provide access to reliable data and computing resources for the Serbian talented pool?
Enabling access to reliable data and computing resources for the Serbian talented pool is crucial to establish Serbia as a research center for AI. This can be achieved through investments in cloud computing infrastructure, the development of reliable data-sharing platforms, and support for AI developer education. It would also be beneficial to establish collaborations between academic institutions, the private sector, and the government to create the right ecosystem for AI advancements in Serbia.
With its exceptional talent and contributions to AI projects, Serbia is well-positioned to continue playing a vital role in shaping the future of artificial intelligence worldwide. By nurturing and supporting its AI ecosystem, Serbia can further establish itself as a global leader in this revolutionary technology.
– Stanford University’s AI Report, 2023