Navigating Government AI Readiness: Insights from the 2023 Index and Global Experts

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On 1 March, 2024, we were pleased to hold an insightful online event, Navigating Government AI Readiness: Insights from the 2023 Index and Global Experts. We shared findings from the 2023 Government AI Readiness Index, followed by a panel discussion with AI experts from government, think tanks, and international organisations. You can watch a recording of the presentation and panel discussion above.

Meet our panellists

Gabriela Ramos

Gabriela Ramos is the Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences of UNESCO, where she oversees the institution’s contributions to building inclusive societies. Her mandate includes tackling economic inequalities of income and opportunity, and promoting social inclusion and gender equality. She also oversees the youth support agenda, promotion of values through sport, fight against racism and discrimination, and ethics of science, including of neurotechnology and the internet of things. She has overseen the development and adoption of the first global instrument to promote the ethics of artificial intelligence, adopted by acclamation in 2021 by UNESCO’s General Conference.

Francine Bennett

Francine Bennett is Interim Director of the Ada Lovelace Institute and has been a founding member of the Institute’s Board since 2019. The Ada Lovelace Institute is an independent research institute, based in London and Brussels, with a mission to ensure that data and AI work for people and society. The Institute’s research covers a wide range of topics, including AI regulation, how technologies can be developed and deployed in ways that support and protect people, and uses of technologies in public services.

Lama Arabiat

Lama Arabiat is a strategic expert in Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation. In her current role as Director of the Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Technologies Directorate for Jordan’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, she is responsible for preparing national policies and strategies to support the adoption of AI in vital sectors and strengthen the public sector’s use and adoption of AI to promote Jordan’s digital economy. She is also responsible for creating and facilitating different projects and initiatives to support the AI ecosystem in Jordan. She represents Jordan in the League of Arab States’ working team on AI and led development of Jordan’s national AI strategy and national code of AI ethics.