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Vietnam’s AI readiness index fifth in ASEAN, 59th globally
  • | VOV | January 18, 2024 05:00 AM
Achieving an overall score of 54.48 out of 100, Vietnam ranked fifth among ASEAN countries and 59th globally in the 2023 Government Artificial Intelligence (AI) Readiness Index.

The annual index report released by the UK’s Oxford Insights in collaboration with Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) aims to measure the preparedness of governments to implement AI in the delivery of public services to their citizens.

Accordingly, Oxford Insights ranked a total of 193 countries, up from 181 in the previous year’s iteration.

The index calculation is based on 39 factors across 10 dimensions, which make up three pillars - the government, the technology sector, and data and infrastructure.

The 10 dimensions include vision, governance and ethics, digital capacity, adaptability, maturity, innovation capacity, human capital, infrastructure, data availability, and data representativeness.

The United States led the index overall with 84.80 points, largely thanks to being unmatched in the technology sector.

Second place went to Singapore with 81.97 points, which was followed by the UK, Finland, and Canada, in that order.

The rankings saw East Asia, which includes 17 countries, earn 51.41 points to rank fourth out of nine, surpassing South and Central Asia, and the Pacific

In 2021, the Vietnamese Government issued a national strategy on the research, development, and application of AI up to 2030 with a view to gradually turning the country into an innovation and AI hub in ASEAN and around the world.

Vietnam aims to be among four leading countries in ASEAN and 50 globally in terms of AI research, development, and application by 2030. It will strive to build 10 prestigious AI trademarks in the region; and develop three major national data and high-performance computing centres.

After two years of implementation, the country has achieved significant results with a number of AI products used in all sectors nationwide.

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