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Unlocking Kuwait’s potential: Top 10 tips to supercharge government AI readiness

The 2023 Government Readiness Index for Artificial Intelligence report shows the extent to which AI technologies are used in public services provided to citizens, aiming to benefit from its advantages

In 2023, Kuwait maintained its global ranking in the Government Readiness Index for Artificial Intelligence (AI) at 69th place worldwide.

The index observed remarkable progress in the State of Kuwait’s values across the pillars of government and public services, as well as the technological sector. It also monitored the development of several dimensions of the Government Readiness Index for Artificial Intelligence in 2023, including digital capacity, adaptability, and human capital, which increased by more than 7.5 points, along with innovation and maturity capabilities.

Here are some recommendations to enhance government readiness for artificial intelligence (AI) in the State of Kuwait:

  1. Propose an integrated national strategy to develop competencies and build digital capabilities in the country. This strategy aims to create qualified national cadres capable of keeping pace with future requirements.
  2. Build an integrated environment that supports digital transformation by creating initiatives, strategies, and formulating policies aimed at advancing innovation and creativity across different fields in the country.
  3. Introduce artificial intelligence technologies across various sectors of the state to enhance services, facilitate access, and implement them at the highest level to strengthen the knowledge economy.
  4. Develop the capabilities of government leaders in artificial intelligence and enhance the skills of technological jobs.
  5. Implement numerous training programs and workshops across all government agencies on the applied mechanisms of artificial intelligence. Organize an annual global summit and launch government accelerators for artificial intelligence.
  6. Formulate national policies for acquiring digital skills by integrating artificial intelligence into education policies and including it in all educational institutions. This will advance the educational process as a basic requirement to keep pace with the requirements of the times.
  7. Encourage private sector initiatives and increase productivity overall. Invest energies in exploiting available human and material resources and capabilities in a creative and beneficial way for the state.
  8. Build local capabilities in artificial intelligence across various local applications. Provide a platform for participants to share their ideas and applications in this field.
  9. Support research institutions specialized in data and artificial intelligence to lead innovation and raise societal awareness of the importance of artificial intelligence.
  10. Ensure information security and provide necessary technical automation control to build an integrated electronic technical structure for digital transformation.

Advantages that enhance services

The 2023 Government Readiness Index for Artificial Intelligence report reflects the readiness and ability of global governments to introduce artificial intelligence into government work. It also shows the extent to which AI technologies are used in public services provided to citizens, aiming to benefit from its advantages and measure the practical impact resulting from its application.

This index measures the readiness and capacity of 193 countries around the world by calculating 39 sub-indices distributed over ten basic dimensions. It is based on three main pillars: government and public services, technology sector capacity, and data representation and communications infrastructure.

Artificial intelligence ethics

Here are the most prominent positives included in the 2023 Government Readiness Index for Artificial Intelligence report:

  • It helps governments and decision-makers address the lack of understanding about the foundations required to improve efficiency in providing services, ensure fairer access to them, and enhance citizens’ experience of those services.
  • Possessing the capabilities, frameworks, skills, resources, and infrastructure necessary to make informed decisions using artificial intelligence.
  • Addressing the growing area of interest in AI ethics to avoid process bias by including a set of indicators on “data representation.”
  • Introducing an interactive map that enables users to compare data across countries and regions around the world.

Three main pillars

In its new research methodology, the report assesses the readiness and ability of 193 countries around the world to apply artificial intelligence in their public services across three main pillars: government and public services, technology sector capacity, and data representation and communications infrastructure.

This assessment is based on measuring 39 sub-indicators, with the most prominent ones being the existence of a national strategy for artificial intelligence, data protection and privacy laws, the use of information and communications technology, digital services and communications infrastructure, the availability of digital skills, and finally the culture of entrepreneurship. These indicators are distributed across ten basic dimensions.



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