ASEAN Workshop on Artificial Intelligence: Indonesia Chosen to Lead ASEAN Artificial Intelligence Platform Implementation
Artificial Intelligence is a computer machine which can perform jobs that usually require human labor or human intelligence to complete a task. Artificial Intelligence itself is a technology that needs the use of data as information, much like humans.
Minister of Science and Technology/Chief of the National Agency for Research and Innovation Bambang PS Brodjonegoro said that the era of Industrial Revolution 4.0 requires individuals and countries to compete on the basis of technological advances. This phenomenon has the potential to build inequalities between those who are able to adapt quickly and slowly. "The results of this event will be a reference for the follow-up of the project towards the preparation of the ASEAN Innovation Roadmap and the development of a Future Regional Concept Paper on Joint Research of Artificial Intelligence in ASEAN," said the Minister of Research and Technology/Head of the National Research and Innovation Agency in the ASEAN Workshop on the 4th Industrial Revolution: Artificial Intelligence Implementation in Energy Efficiency. , Cyber Security, and Agriculture, which already held from 24 to 25 November 2020.
Indonesia is part of ASEAN and plays an active role in COSTI through the Ministry of Science and Technology/National Agency for Research and Innovation. One of the essential ASEAN agendas mandated by COSTI is to create an ASEAN Innovation Roadmap that will become a guide not just for COSTI.
Other ASEAN sectors are also active in the performance of their duties and functions on innovation issues in the age of the Industrial Revolution 4.0. ."The meaning of the 4.0 industrial revolution for ASEAN must be straightforward, which is to make ASEAN do something better faster, cheaper, and more competitive in the world position. That if we work together in optimism to develop innovation for a common goal, together we will leave a legacy that is very important for the world to see, “said Minister Bambang
ASEAN COSTI Member States have agreed and committed themselves to formulate initiatives to prepare ASEAN countries to meet the challenges of the 4.0 Industrial Revolution and the 5th Industrial Society. These measures are carried out by identifying various indicators of mutual needs that need to be prepared for disruptive technology, identifying the research, technology, and innovation (IPTEKIN) sector financed to respond to these needs, and identifying the division of tasks between countries that will become country coordinators in the field/sector. Sectors that have been defined on the basis of the advantages and capabilities of each nation.
"Several ASEAN countries are taking part in this program, including Indonesia, which is proposed to lead the implementation of the ASEAN Artificial Intelligence platform in the fields of energy efficiency, agriculture, cybersecurity, and creative industries," said National COSTI Chairman for Indonesia, who is also Secretary of the Ministry of Research and Technology/BRIN Mego Pinandito.
Each of these country coordinators will later draw up a concept note that will serve as a guide for follow-up projects to plan the ASEAN Innovation Roadmap. The implementation of the concept note can be carried out in the form of various collaborative initiatives such as information sharing and knowledge transfer through training with experts, joint study, technology transfer, or other partnerships that are considered to make a significant contribution to the preparation of the ASEAN Innovation Roadmap.
“This is a means of collaboration and cooperation with members of ASEAN COSTI in order to achieve shared objectives. The workshop invites numerous speakers from a variety of backgrounds, such as academics, government, the community, and industry, to exchange expertise and perspectives,” said ASEAN COSTI Chairman Prof. Andy Hor.
The National Secretariat of COSTI Indonesia has also carried out a follow-up to the drafting of the design note since 2019 and will continue to do this workshop in 2020. This activity will be carried out by the participation of participants from each ASEAN member country, led by science and technology experts in the fields of agriculture, cybersecurity, and energy as presenters.
In view of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the two-day sequence of events will be merged online and offline (hybrid meeting). The opening ceremony was also attended by Minister of Communication and Intelligence, Johnny G Plate, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Arifin Tasrif, Head of the Industrial Research and Development Agency (BPPI) of the Ministry of Industry, Doddy Rahadi. The event was attended by 14 speakers from Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, 6 moderators, and 4 journalists, and 300 participants from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, and the Philippines.