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Jakarta Post

Talent procurement hampers tech start-ups in implementing AI

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 30, 2019   /  01:54 pm
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Representatives of Gojek and start-up accelerator Digitaraya pose for a picture during the launch of Gojek Xcelerate on Sept. 10, 2019(Tribunnews/Hari Darmawan)

Finding the right talents remains a major challenge for the country’s rapidly growing technology start-ups as the number of existing skilled employees is insufficient to enable them to implement the latest digital technology. On Sept. 23, The Jakarta Post had a chance to talk to representatives of start-ups participating in the Gojek  Xcelerate start-up acceleration program and got some insight into their journey in implementing artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for their businesses. For complaint handling app Qlue, finding the right talents that understand AI/ML is quite hard. “Most [qualified talents] have been hired by unicorns,” said Pradita Utama, Qlue’s VP of technology and innovation on Monday. Pradita said he had to talent scout his team from communities and peers. He said he could not rely on platforms like LinkedIn as m...