Lead story – US and UK governments are ‘AI ready’ – but are not being responsible by Derek du Preez
MyPOV: Derek gives the diginomica/gov angle to a problematic report: the fifth annual Government AI Readiness Index. While the US and UK score well on AI readiness, that isn’t the whole story.
Why do the US and UK get rough marks on the “AI responsibility” rating, included for the first time in this year’s index? Several factors, explains Derek, including the presence of big tech giants with spotty AI ethics track records, and social inequality issues. Hey, there’s a bright side – at least they didn’t come in last. Derek:
Coming in at the bottom of the [AI responsibility] rankings are Russia and China, which both have developed a reputation for mass surveillance and restrictions on internet freedoms.
While such criteria are inherently subjective, I agree with Derek: some