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Jakarta Post

Insight: How artificial intelligence helps firms stay relevant amid pandemic

  • Syafri Bahar


Jakarta   /   Mon, September 21 2020   /  01:00 am
Machine learning is a field of AI science that combines statistical data analyzing with the ability of computer systems for pattern recognition.(Shutterstock/File)

COVID-19 has put technology at the heart of many companies. Consumer behavior has shifted dramatically over the past few months, and ever more transactions are taking place online. While the pandemic has brought financial and operational challenges to all markets, technology, especially artificial intelligence (AI), proves that growth is still possible during times of crisis. Unfortunately, despite being around for quite some time, there are often misconceptions about what AI can and cannot do. Indonesia, with its large population and a deep smartphone penetration, presents a huge opportunity for data intensive technology. A combination of the massive amount of data and a significant increase in computing power is a perfect recipe for significantly accelerating the growth of AI applications across different domains. Unifying and processing huge and diverse amounts of data is sur...