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Jakarta Post

Care needed in new national AI strategy

  • Made Anthony Iswara


Jakarta   /   Fri, August 14 2020   /  01:00 am
An artificial intelligent (AI) program has created a film almost entirely on his own, out of hours of old film that had been uploaded to him.(Shutterstock/Zapp2Photo)

Experts have insisted that a national strategy for developing artificial intelligence (AI) must come with assurances that progress in this high-tech field will be safe and beneficial for all. The government has published a blueprint that will guide Indonesia in developing artificial intelligence (AI) between 2020 and 2045, at a time when governments and businesses around the world are increasingly turning to technology for solutions in such issues as law enforcement, financing and health care. Research and Technology Minister and National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) head Bambang Brodjonegoro has said the country will focus its AI projects on education and research, health services, bureaucratic reform and food security, as well as mobility and smart cities. “We are all determined to create an independent, advanced and prosperous Indonesia. Let us successfully ref...