Folks work on the workplace of a tech startup in Hanoi. Photograph by Reuters/Kham
Vietnam rose 14 locations final 12 months in a worldwide rating for AI readiness to 62nd out of 160 nations and territories.
The Authorities AI Readiness Index report by British consultancy Oxford Insights measures how prepared a rustic is to make use of AI in delivering public providers to its residents.
For the primary time Vietnam’s AI readiness rating (51.82 out of 100) exceeds the worldwide common (47.72).
Amongst ASEAN member nations, it rose one spot to sixth.
Ly Hoang Tung, deputy head of the Ministry of Science and Expertise’s high-tech division, mentioned the rise was because of the issuance of a nationwide technique for AI improvement for till 2030.
A rustic or territory’s AI readiness is measured by means of three pillars.
The federal government pillar contains standards to see whether or not a authorities has a strategic imaginative and prescient for the way it develops and manages AI, supported by acceptable laws and a spotlight to moral issues. It additionally must have sturdy inside digital capability, together with abilities and practices that assist its adaptability within the face of recent applied sciences.
The know-how pillar contains standards to see if a authorities has an excellent provide of AI instruments from the nation’s know-how sector, which must be aggressive and dynamic. The sector must also have excessive innovation capability and be underpinned by a enterprise surroundings that helps entrepreneurship and R&D spending. The talents and coaching of individuals working on this sector are additionally essential.
The information and infrastructure pillar sees if there’s sufficient high-quality knowledge for AI instruments to keep away from bias and error, and whether or not it’s consultant of the residents of a rustic. The potential of the information can’t be realized with out the infrastructure essential to energy AI instruments and ship them to residents.
The U.S. ranks first in AI readiness with an total rating of 88.16 due to the unequalled measurement and maturity of its know-how sector, in response to the report.
Singapore is second with 82.46 on account of its institutional power and authorities digital capability.