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Dec 30, 2022 / 15:45

Vietnam climbs seven places in 2022 Gov’t Al Readiness Index

The Southeast Asian country ranked 6th in ASEAN in terms of Al Readiness Index.

Vietnam has jumped seven places to 55th out of 181 countries in the 2022 Government Artificial Intelligence (Al) Readiness Index, according to the UK’s Oxford Insights.

 The 2022 Government Artificial Intelligence Readiness Index is based on 39 indicators across 10 dimensions, which make up three pillars. Photo: Oxford Insights

The annual report showed the country had an overall score of 53.96 out of 100 based on 33 indicators and three pillars, including government, technology sector, data and infrastructure.

It also indicates that the level of technology throughout East Asia is growing. There are nine East Asian countries with unicorns (companies valued more than US$1 billion) this year, compared to six in last year's ranking report. 

Vietnam, the Philippines and Malaysia have all added companies that met the above conditions, according to the report.

At a conference related to science-technology industry tasks and innovation for 2023 held on December 28 in Hanoi, a representative of the Ministry of Science and Technology stressed that three countries are considered to be well positioned for the development of the technology industry thanks to the young population with high digital skills and the ability to adapt quickly to digital solutions.

Minister of Science and Technology Huynh Thanh Dat said the ministry has been collaborating with its partners to build its Al ranking for research and training facilities in Vietnam in order to review and focus investment in needed sectors. 

To boost Al development, the ministry organized a host of activities within the 2022, including the Vietnam Artificial Intelligence Day in September in Hanoi, the annual event held for the first time in 2018.

The activity contributes to realizing the National Strategy on the Research, Development and Application of Artificial Intelligence until 2030. Accordingly, Vietnam sets the goal of being listed in Top 4 in ASEAN and Top 50 of the world in terms of AI research, development and application by 2030.

For the next year, the sector will promote building e-eovernment towards a digital government associated with administrative reforms while improving business investment environment, creating favorable and supportive conditions for people and businesses.