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RI must polish digital know-how or risk being left behind

  • Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 16 2019   /  12:47 am
I, robot: The humanoid robot Sophia, a creation of Hanson Robotics, speaks during a Telmex Foundation Mexico XXI Century event in Mexico City on Sept. 6.(Reuters/Edgard Garrido)(Reuters/Edgard Garrido)

I, robot: The humanoid robot Sophia, a creation of Hanson Robotics, speaks during a Telmex Foundation Mexico XXI Century event in Mexico City on Sept. 6.(Reuters/Edgard Garrido)Indonesia must move quickly to formulate a policy that would allow it to tap into the potential of digital technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, experts say, or else risk falling out of favor with global tech companies as rising wages and more efficient work processes provide fewer incentives to invest in developing countries.Rapidly growing and disruptive technologies such as AI are expected to have a major impact not only on the economy but also on other aspects of life, from the way we think about social and ethical principles to the formulation of policies, said Yose Rizal Damuri, lead economic researcher for the Jakarta-based Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).Yose ...