Head of BRIN Laksana Tri Handoko made the remarks here on Thursday while opening the 'ASEAN Workshop on the 4th Industrial Revolution: Implementation of Artificial Intelligence in the Creative Industries'. The workshop is being held on November 25–26, 2021 in a hybrid format.
"The results of the workshop will serve as a reference for establishing a roadmap for research and development of artificial intelligence in ASEAN," he stated.
During the meeting of the 76th ASEAN Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation (COSTI) in Bali in 2019, as the host, Indonesia encouraged other member states to use artificial intelligence technology in the creative industry sector, he noted.
Thus, the Indonesian National Secretariat of COSTI followed up the drafting of the concept note on the issue since 2019, he said.
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The drafting will be continued through the workshop, which ASEAN member states are participating in, he said. A number of science and technology experts in the creative industry are scheduled to speak at the workshop, he added.
Furthermore, the head of BRIN asked ASEAN COSTI to help science and technology institutions in the region to better cooperate in supporting the creative industry sector in ASEAN.
In addition, the workshop could effectively unite ASEAN member states for resolving the concerns raised by rapid changes due to Industrial Revolution 4.0, he noted.
However, Handoko said he is optimistic that ASEAN COSTI will lead the transformation in the ASEAN region through their expertise, knowledge sharing, technology, practice, and world-class training.
"I believe that this workshop is one of ASEAN COSTI's attempts to establish various advanced research collaborations by attracting the best talents in ASEAN to make the region become the center of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 movement," he remarked.
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