• ASEAN published its initial framework for AI governance, as the 10 nation-bloc seeks to encourage responsible use of AI in governments and organizations.
  • "The challenge with a region like ASEAN is that within the region, you have different countries that are at different stages of digital development. This means drastically different policy concerns and considerations," said Kenddrick Chan, senior policy analyst at Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.
  • Other ASEAN member states are lagging behind Singapore in terms of AI readiness, according to a Salesforce index.
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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Friday published a framework for artificial intelligence governance, but experts say member states being at "different stages of digital development" could pose a challenge.

"The guide seeks to establish common principles for trustworthy AI and suggest best practices for how to implement trustworthy AI in ASEAN," said Singapore's Ministry of Communications and Information.