At the heart of the Evident AI Index is independence: unlike existing surveys and benchmarks, the Index relies solely on publicly available data. This "outside-in" approach is important: claims of adoption and innovation are easily made, but it is hard to get to the substance. The volume of data, and the range of sources available, enables us to build a more complete and rich assessment of corporate AI capability than the narrow survey-based approaches that exist today. And, crucially, it enables us to offer an unbiased and independent profile of a company’s AI maturity, without resting on proprietary surveys that suffer from self-reported biases.
Our investors do not have influence over our research. All decisions regarding the Index and research created by Evident are made by our CEO and Co-Founder, who control the board and own a majority of shares in Evident.
We cover the world’s largest banks and all decisions about which banks to add to the Evident AI Index are based solely on the importance of each bank to global debates about AI, irrespective of the bank’s status as an Evident client.
We currently generate no revenue from AI vendors selling to banks.
Our researchers and analysts undergo detailed training to ensure the objectivity of their work. Our research department is separate from our commercial department and does not participate in commercial processes or decisions (except to explain technical details relating to the Index to our staff and clients where required).