Denmark is 9th best in global AI ready governments index

Greater Copenhagen is happy hunting grounds for AI companies. Denmark is the world’s most digital country, and now Denmark is also ranked the ninth strongest in the world to exploit the innovative potential of AI in public services.

AI has the power to transform the way governments around the world deliver public services. Denmark is the sixth best in Europe, and number nine worldwide, when it comes to exploiting the innovative potential of AI in public services.

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Strong talent pool

In 2017, Oxford Insights created the world’s first Government AI Readiness Index, to answer the question: how well placed are national governments to take advantage of the benefits of AI in their operations and delivery of public services? The results sought to capture the current capacity of governments to exploit the innovative potential of AI.

“In order to develop and implement AI in public service delivery, there is ideally a strong pool of in-country talent, which can be measured both through AI skills/ education and the strength of the AI sector, which can be measured through a proxy such as the number of start-ups”

separator- Government AI Readiness Index 2019

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Quality and availability of data

The overall score is comprised of 11 input metrics, grouped under four high-level clusters:

Governance
Governments need to implement AI in a way that builds trust and legitimacy, which ideally requires legal and ethical frameworks to be in place for handling and protecting citizens’ data and algorithm use. A coherent national AI strategy is a good proxy for measuring the strength of AI-focused governance

Infrastructure and data
Artificial intelligence systems are built on data. Therefore the quality and availability of data, as well as the ability of a government to work with it effectively, are critical.

Skills and education.
In order to develop and implement AI in public service delivery, there is ideally a strong pool of in-country talent, which can be measured both through AI skills/ education and the strength of the AI sector (which can be measured through a proxy such as the number of start-ups).

Government and public services
An AI-ready government will display both strong political will and capacity to push for innovation. This can be measured through the proxies of general effectiveness of the government, and the degree of innovation already in place through digital public services.

Top 10 AI ready governments

#1 Singapore
#2 United Kingdom (#1 in Europe)
#3 Germany (#2 in Europe)
#4 United States of America
#5 Finland (#3 in Europe)
#6 Sweden (#4 in Europe)
#7 Canada
#8 France (#5 in Europe)
#9 Denmark (#6 in Europe)
#10 Japan

Want to know more about AI in Copenhagen?

If you want to know more about AI and IT/Tech business opportunities in Greater Copenhagen, please contact Oliver Hall, Head of Tech Investments, on e-mail: ohall@copcap.com or phone: 0045 21 84 74 44.