This research brief is a first step in the development of an actionable ASEAN Responsible AI Roadmap that will complement and enhance the ASEAN Guide on AI Governance and Ethics, and support ASEAN Member States (AMS) as they develop and drive responsible AI in the region.

Section 1 provides a landscape overview (trends, dynamics, barriers, opportunities) of the way responsible AI is taking shape within key SEA economies. It does so by examining the unique dynamics that are shaping AI ecosystems within and across SEA economies.

Section 2 develops a benchmarking framework that captures the key elements that each SEA economy can track in its journey towards making its business and policy environments conducive for responsible AI to be prioritized and operationalized.