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Jakarta Post

Govt eyes big data for better decision-making

  • Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman


Jakarta   /   Thu, October 15 2020   /  01:00 am
(Clockwise, from upper left) The Jakarta Post journalist Norman Harsono, Indonesia ICT Institute executive director Heru Sutadi, Research and Technology Minister/National Agency for Research and Innovation (BRIN) chairman Bambang Brodjonegoro, VP Product at OmniSci Venkat Krishnamurthy, IDC ASEAN managing director Sudev Bangah pose during the Jakpost Up Close webinar titled "Role of big data in forging new norms" on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020.(JP/-)

The government is working on the use of big data to leverage Indonesia’s digital transformation and push for data-driven decisions.

Research and Technology Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro said his office had developed a national strategy for artificial intelligence development that would serve as an example of the use of big data in the public and private sectors.

The strategy, which was launched in August, aimed at helping economic development and reducing inequality by focusing on the use of AI for health services, bureaucratic reform, education and research, food security and mobility and smart cities, Bambang said.

“We are moving toward using big data, better using artificial intelligence and more importantly for the government, we want the foundations of e-government to be completed by 2024,” Bambang said in a Jakpost Up C...