Readiness assessment methodology: a tool of the Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
The goal of this document is to provide more information on the Readiness Assessment Methodology, lay out its various dimensions, and detail the work plan for the implementing countries, including the type of entities that need to be involved, responsibilities of each entity, and the split of work between UNESCO and the implementing country.
The Readiness Assessment Methodology was developed by the UNESCO Secretariat with the guidance of the High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) on the Implementation of the UNESCO Recommendation on the Ethics of AI. The Secretariat conducted initial desk research in order to unpack the different dimensions listed in the Recommendation into more concrete indicators. The Readiness Methodology is composed of five dimensions: Legal / Regulatory, Social / Cultural, Economic, Scientific /Educational, and Technological / Infrastructural. Within each dimension of the RAM, questions are grouped under different categories. These categories are then unpacked further into specific indicators and sub-indicators. These indicators include both qualitative and quantitative indices, setting the RAM apart from other existing readiness assessment tools