Vietnam made a big leap in the Government AI Readiness Index this year, moving up from 63th to 55th.
The Government AI Readiness Index 2022 released by Oxford Insights, aims to score governments on their preparedness to implement AI in delivering public services. Oxford Insights ranks 181 countries, up from 160 in last year’s iteration.
Vietnam ranks 55th globally and 6th in ASEAN. The country stood at 63rd place in the 2021 rankings. Vietnam posted an average score of 53.96 points in 2022, increasing from 51.82 points in 2021 and surpassing the global average of 44.61.
AI is increasingly part of governments' plans to reform public services. AI is being used to improve efficiency in the delivery of services, ensuring fairer access to services and enhancing citizens’ experience of services.
However, there is a lack of understanding about precisely what foundations are needed for a government to be in the position to integrate AI into services and, beyond that, what it takes for AI to then be used in government effectively and responsibly. The Oxford Insights Government AI Readiness Index seeks to address this lack of understanding.
The assessment is based on 39 indicators from three pillars: the government, the technology sector, as well as data and infrastructure. The United States tops the index, but Singapore leads in two of three pillars.
Technology sectors across the East Asian region are growing. There are nine East Asian countries with unicorns (companies valued over $1 billion) this year, compared to six in last year’s index. Vietnam, the Philippines, and Malaysia have all added companies that qualify. The region is well-positioned for tech sector growth because of its young, digitally skilled population, who are fast adopters of digital alternatives.
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By Thanh Van