Four Indian cities on global ranking of AI hotspots

05th January 2022
Four Indian cities on global ranking of AI hotspots

January 5, 2022: In an article last week,  published by Harvard Business Review, Bhaskar Chakravorti, Dean of Global Business at the Fletcher School of Tufts University (USA discussed the top 50 cities for Artificial Intelligence (AI) talent. Four Indian cities  figure in the top 50: Bangalore  at #5, New Delhi at #18, Hyderabad at #19 and Mumbai at #27.
Chakravorti writes about the need for a more diverse workforce − with a wide range of perspectives to make sure that AI is built and deployed in ways that are ethical and protect civil rights and freedoms.
The findings include the following with regard to India:

  • The AI landscape is dynamic, especially in the developing world, and these changes can significantly transform the hotspots list over time. Brazil and India, for example, have cities on this list of 50 and are hiring three times as many AI workers as they were in 2017. This is a rate of growth that matches or exceeds that in the U.S.
  • Almost 30% of scientific research papers from India include female authors, double the proportion of female authors in the U.S. and UK.
  • With the growing acceptance of remote work, there are greater opportunities for cities that have a lower cost of living to become more important players in AI. Cities on the list of AI hotspots that are in the developing world, such as Hyderabad, Bangalore, Jakarta, Lagos, Nairobi, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, and Saõ Paolo, score favorably on cost of living, which could be a powerful draw for diverse talent, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

Co authors of the HBR paper with Prof Chakraborti include:Ravi Shankar Chaturvedi, Director of Research, Doctoral Research Fellow for Innovation and Change, and a Lecturer in International Business at Fletcher’s Institute for Business in the Global Context at Tufts University and Christina Filipovic,  Assistant Research Manager at Digital Planet, The Fletcher School at Tufts University.
For an infographic of the top 50 AI hotspots see Image of the Day