United States 3 8.966 Finland 4 8.857 Sweden 5 8.848 Netherlands 6 8.837 Denmark 7 8.744 Canada 8 8.743 Germany 9 8.742 Australia 10 8.732

When it comes to Artificial Intelligence (AI) readiness, Singapore comes out on top. According to the Global AI Readiness Index 2020, Singapore scored 9.186 out of 10, making it the most AI-ready country in the world. The rest of the top 20 countries are dominated by Western European governments, as well as Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and four further Asian economies. Unfortunately, there are no Latin American or African countries in the top 20.

The United Kingdom came in second place with a score of 9.069, followed by the United States with 8.966. Finland, Sweden, and the Netherlands rounded out the top five, with scores of 8.857, 8.848, and 8.837 respectively. Denmark, Canada, Germany, and Australia rounded out the top 10, with scores of 8.744, 8.743, 8.742, and 8.732 respectively.

The Global AI Readiness Index 2020 measures the ability of countries to use AI to create economic and social value. It evaluates countries based on their performance in four key areas: the availability of data and digital infrastructure, the capacity of the AI talent pool, the level of AI-related investments, and the level of government policy and regulation.

Singapore’s top ranking is due to its strong performance in all four categories. The country has a well-developed digital infrastructure, a highly-skilled AI talent pool, significant investments in AI-related research and development, and a supportive government policy.

The Global AI Readiness Index 2020 highlights the importance of government policy in promoting AI development. Countries that have a supportive policy environment and invest in AI-related research and development are more likely to succeed in the AI race. It also shows that countries in Asia are leading the way in AI readiness, with Singapore, Japan, South Korea, and China all making the top 20.

In conclusion, Singapore is the most AI-ready country in the world, according to the Global AI Readiness Index 2020. The rest of the top 20 countries are dominated by Western European governments, as well as Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and four further Asian economies. The index shows that countries with a supportive policy environment and significant investments in AI-related research and development are more likely to succeed in the AI race.

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