Vietnam improves its use of artificial intelligence in public services

March 17th, 2022

Amazing news! Vietnam has jumped 14 places in the global Artificial Intelligence (AI) Readiness Index 2021 and now ranks 6th in ASEAN. This means that compared to 2020, Vietnam is much better prepared with the right tools and environment to make use of AI to improve public service and gain economic advantages.
In January 2021 the Government of Vietnam issued a national strategy on research, development and application of AI until 2030. Australia’s #Aus4Innovation program has been in close cooperation with the Ministry of Science and Technology for this AI endeavour since July 2020 and also supported an AI COVID-19 recovery effort. This included supporting the dissemination of Vietnam’s National AI Strategy and AI accelerator programs in 2021 to consolidate and further the agenda for AI in Vietnam.
The “Government AI Readiness Index 2021” is compiled by Oxford Insights and Canada’s International Development Research Centre. The index ranks 160 countries by how prepared their governments are to use AI in public services based on 42 indicators across three pillars: Government, Technology sector, and Data & Infrastructure. Vietnam’s average score is 51.82, higher than the global average of 47.42.
Deputy Head of Mission Mark Tattersall and Vice Minister of Science and Technology Bui The Duy at the launch of the Vietnam-Australia AI Cooperation Network, a platform to connect AI communities in two countries.
Sponsored by Aus4Innovation, the RESET 1010 Hackathon offered an opportunity for anyone with a creative AI solution in strategic sectors for Vietnam’s future socioeconomic development.
Aus4Innovation has supported to organise a series of workshop to help disseminate the national AI strategy.