Vietnam moves up seven places in Government AI Readiness Index

December 30, 2022 | 10:31 am GMT+7

Vietnam ranked 6th out of ten ASEAN member countries and 55th globally in the 2022 Government AI Readiness Index, up seven places compared to 2021, according to the index report released by the UK’s Oxford Insights.


Vietnam’s average score reached 53.96 (up from 51.82 in 2021), surpassing the global average of 44.61.

The level of technology throughout East Asia is growing and nine East Asian countries have unicorn companies (companies worth over 1 billion USD each) while only six East Asian countries had unicorn companies in 2021’s ranking report.

Vietnam, the Philippines and Malaysia all have additional companies that meet the above conditions. According to the report, this region is in a good position for the development of the technology industry because of its young population with high digital skills and the ability to quickly adapt to digital solutions.

This is the fifth time the Government AI Readiness Index has been published, with the previous four having been released in 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

The report assesses the AI readiness of governments from 181 countries in harnessing AI applications to operate and deliver their services. The index is used as a tool to compare the current state of government AI readiness in countries and regions across the globe to learn from useful experiences towards further development.