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Assess AI Readiness. Identify Gaps. Accelerate AI Adoption.

The AI Readiness Index

AI Readiness Index (AIRI) is an industry-focused AI readiness assessment framework developed by AI Singapore (AISG).  It crystallises and distils the critical success factors for AI adoption based on hundreds of engagements AISG has with companies across different industries, sizes, and AI readiness.

AIRI allows business units and organisations to assess their AI readiness and identify the gap between their current and desired state, thereby enabling organisations to understand their suitable approaches to adopt AI and implement targeted programmes to increase AI readiness.

Ultimately, AIRI translates abstract concepts into concrete actions to help organisations accelerate their AI adoptions.

In fact, AI Singapore uses AIRI as a tool to help our companies identify which of our programmes can be leveraged to accelerate their AI journey.  

AIRI Components

AIRI consists of four pillars, which map to nine dimensions. The four pillars are interdependent and synergistic.

Organisations with strong Organisational Readiness could identify good use cases, thereby contributing to Business Value Readiness. The use cases are supported by Data Readiness with established data policies, processes, and practices to ensure accuracy, reliability, and completeness of data. Infrastructure Readiness helps to turn ideas into actions by providing the organisation with the tools and technologies to train, host, and deploy AI solutions. 

Collectively, the four main pillars of AIRI provide a holistic assessment of an organisation’s readiness to adopt AI.

Four Pillars and Nine Dimensions of AIRI

The four pillars and nine dimensions assess a specific area that contributes to the overall AI readiness of organisations.

In each pillar, it has several dimensions and each dimension is assessed at four levels of AI Readiness: 

  • AI Unaware
  • AI Aware
  • AI Ready
  • AI Competent

Organisations can exhibit different levels of AI Readiness across the dimensions. 

Organisational Readiness

Organisational Readiness assesses whether the organisation has the necessary foundation to embark on AI initiatives.

Business Value Readiness

Business Value Readiness assesses whether an organisation has determined the business use case for AI adoption and the potential value it brings to the organisation.

Data Readiness

Data Readiness is about the reliability, quality, and consistency of data throughout the organisation.

Infrastructure Readiness

Infrastructure Readiness is about whether an organisation has the necessary infrastructure to support data storage, retrieval, and AI model training.

AIRI Assessment

The AIRI assessment is based on just 9 simple questions and only takes less than 15 minutes to complete online.  You will be able to download your report at the end of the assessment.

Benefits of AIRI Assessment

Sample AIRI report which shows the gaps between current and desired capabilities.

Understand your organisational AI Readiness and put in place programmes to start your AI transformation journey.

Next Steps...

Take the AIRI self-assessment now and based on your AIRI report, AI Singapore will recommend a suite of AI Singapore’s programmes to start your AI journey.

Keen to host and use AIRI for your organization or your country? We took care of the implementation, so you can focus on what matters.

Or still not sure? Then contact us to schedule a 1-on-1 call to discuss how AI Singapore can use AIRI to help you to transform your business with AI! 

AIRI is a useful tool for organisations to assess where they stand in their AI journey. AISG has been supporting Singapore’s National AI Strategy by growing a pipeline of local AI talent, bringing together researchers from Institutes of Higher Learning/Research Institutions, AISG’s AI engineers and companies to jointly develop innovative AI solutions, and helping companies adopt AI. AIRI will enable AISG to better tailor its suite of programmes to each organisation’s needs, and be more effective in helping organisations use and benefit from AI.

Dr Chng Zhenzhi, Director

National AI Office, Smart Nation and Digital Government Office

Adopting AI will be essential for businesses to strive in this century. The AISG AIRI assessment is a holistic, systematic health check with a set of well-defined pillars and dimensions for businesses to benchmark and guide their AI adoption strategy. IBM takes pride in being a leading global hybrid cloud and AI provider. The results of the assessment have given us additional confidence that our early investment into AI skills and business transformation is on the right track to deliver tangible business value, as well as given us critical insights to steer our future directions.

Julian Tan, Senior Manager

Analytics Solutions, IBM

Many business executives often share a common misconception that AI is only suitable for
large companies with financial means and IT capabilities. The AI Readiness Index (AIRI)
directly addresses these misconceptions. AIRI’s structured approach provides a practical
step-by-step framework for businesses to assess their readiness for AI. It shows that AI adoption is possible for all businesses, large or small. For business executives concerned
about AI disrupting their industries, I am confident that the short investment of their time in the AIRI assessment will be one of the best investments they will ever make to future-proof their businesses.

Chan Wai Chuen, Managing Director

RenalTeam Holdings

AIRI provided uParcel with a quick self-assessment of our organisation’s current AI readiness level. The assessment results allowed us to understand where we currently stand and how to get to where we want to be. As a result of AIRI, uParcel will enrol more software engineers into AISG’s AI for Industry (AI4I) programme to close the gaps identified by AIRI. Our previous engagement with AISG through an AI Advisory project has helped improve our delivery efficiency by 20% thus, we are looking to deepen our AI capabilities through the 100E programme with AISG.

William Ng, Chief Operations Officer


Kaplan recognises the potential of AI in learning and teaching and in the delivery of student
services and are pleased to be the first education institution in Singapore to complete the AI
Readiness Index assessment. This assessment, which scored Kaplan as being AI Ready,
not only provides guidance on key focus areas but also reaffirms that we are on the right track. As a next step, we plan to set up a sandbox environment to trial various AI initiatives, including data models to improve our students’ experiences at Kaplan. We believe that AI can help enhance student learning outcomes, as well as the effectiveness and efficiency of counsellor intervention and employability services.

Joe Keen Poon, President

Kaplan Singapore

The AI Readiness Index is a valuable tool businesses can benefit from as they look to further their AI adoption. It is a great framework that can help us determine the right solutions for our customers, based on their business goals and where they are in their AI adoption journey. As AI becomes more widely adopted by organisations in Singapore, tools like the AI Readiness Index will go a long way in preparing businesses for an AI-first future.

Eric Goh, Vice President and Managing Director

Dell Technologies Singapore

There is a gap between what people want to do with AI and the reality of what is going on in
their organisations today. The AI Readiness Index will help bridge that gap in the AI adoption journey as organisations foster a trusted, AI-ready culture through programmes from AI Singapore and the Microsoft AI Business School. These will provide the foundations required
to create a responsible, holistic AI strategy across business issues, leadership, behaviours and capabilities across industries including finance, healthcare, manufacturing, government
and education.

Kevin Wo, Managing Director

Microsoft Singapore

The AI Readiness Index is a significant assessment tool for Singapore businesses to chart their journeys in adopting and harnessing the benefits of AI. It complements Singapore Polytechnic and AISG’s ongoing efforts to develop customised learning programmes or solutions for local companies in their crucial business transformation process, where we will empower them to use AI to innovate and access new market segments. We look forward to breaking new digital frontiers with our SME partners and grow them into leading companies of tomorrow.

Soh Wai Wah, Principal and CEO

Singapore Polytechnic

We have all experienced a tumultuous change in the way we work and socialise, brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. In many progressive organisations, digital transformation has
accelerated, and so has the incorporation of AI capabilities into optimising their business processes, how they empower their employees and transform their products & services. The launch of AI Singapore’s AIRI is timely, serving to inform organisations’ readiness for AI and pointing them to AI Singapore’s programmes available to accelerate their readiness. SGTech is pleased to be part of this initiative, and we encourage companies across all sectors to take the AIRI assessment so that they can take the next step in their journey to leverage AI in their businesses.

Richard Koh, Chairman

AI & High Performance Computing Chapter, SGTech

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