Global Artificial Intelligence Journalism Index

Leading think tank launches AI Journalism Index

World First Index Monitors Media Use of AI Journalism Technologies

UAE-based think tank Artificial Intelligence Journalism for Research and Forecasting (AIJRF) has launched the Global Artificial Intelligence Journalism Index (GAIJI), the world's first index designed to measure, track and visualise the performance of media companies using AI journalism technologies in producing, publishing and promoting content.

“The index measures the efficient use and dependence on AI journalism technologies and tools in the media. Each year, 100+ media companies will be interviewed across six key indicators.

The index is a vital tool used by the AIJRF in discovering and enhancing media experiences in AI journalism technologies. An analytical report will be published annually.

Key indicators

“The GAIJI uses six key indicators to determine the international ranking of each media company in terms of its reliance on AI journalism and the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s technologies in the media industry," Professor Abdulzaher said. He noted those key indicators as:

1- Artificial intelligence technologies in use

The index measures the number of AI technologies each media company employs. These include robotics, 3D printing, big data analytics, robotisation of marketing, machine learning, algorithms, content automation, blockchain news, and tools to detect fake content.

2- Produced content

The index measures the number of reports, videos, posts and other content produced through AI journalism technologies or tools.

3- Human talent

The index measures the number of journalists and reporters who have the capability to use AI journalism technologies or tools.

4- Total investment

The index measures the media company’s volume of investment spent on AI journalism technologies or tools.

5- Knowledge transformation

The index measures the number of courses and programmes offered by the media company that aim to transfer its knowledge in AI journalism to other companies or journalists.

6- Innovation

The index measures how media companies develop and upgrade AI journalism technologies when it has been integrated into the work environment.

Data collection methods and tools 

The AIJRF has a global team of researchers and journalists working in more than 15 countries. In addition, we work with a very professional network that includes most global media companies and media think tanks, We use all our resources and global networks to provide the index with the fastest, most accurate and most objective data and information. The index relies on several tools to collect data, including:

Monitoring and analysing data and information

The research team tracks and analyses media industry information and data in order to identify the volume of information, news and reports produced using AI journalism technologies. Study samples will be included in the index.

Designing open polls

Targeting experts and journalists working with AI journalism technologies.

Personal interviews with experts and academics

Industry leaders with ground-breaking experience in AI journalism technologies.

Personal interviews with journalists in target media companies

Individuals who are directly aware of AI journalism technologies.

Intellectual property

the GAIJI has been officially registered with the UAE Ministry of Economy, the only authority concerned with registering and protecting intellectual property in the United Arab Emirates.