Huawei forges stronger collaboration with BRIN through equipment and AI training contributions in support of AI national strategy

Huawei forges stronger collaboration with BRIN through equipment and AI training contributions in support of AI national strategy

(From left) Chief of BRIN Dr. Laksana Tri Handoko, M.Sc. and CEO Huawei Indonesia Jacky Chen

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the technologies that is potentially disrupting various facets of life in post-pandemic era. In order for Indonesia to continue displaying its competence, the government of Indonesia has prepared the National AI Strategy whose realization needs various stakeholders’ support, including industry.

Global technology provider Huawei has long been committed towards developing the local technology ecosystem through the collaboration between Huawei and the Agency for Technology Assessment and Application (BPPT) that had been made since 2019. Three years afterwards, Huawei has reinstated its collaboration with OR-PPT, as the result of BPPT’s merger into the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN).

As part of its commitment in making the National Strategy a success, as well as to expand its utilization within industry and public services, Huawei has contributed its AI equipment, followed by a four-day training session for BRIN civitas.

Chief of BRIN Dr. Laksana Tri Handoko, M.Sc. welcomed Huawei’s positive intent towards increasing BRIN’s capacity from a technical and human resources perspective. “Based on President Joko Widodo’s guidance, the National AI Strategy builds a positive momentum towards AI development, allowing AI to be enjoyed by even more organizations, businesses, and end users. We believe that AI will play a key role behind the integrated systems surrounding us,” said Handoko.

He also conveyed his appreciation to Huawei for its support towards the National AI Strategy through its contributions, whether in the form of AI equipment contributions or training of BRIN civitas. “The government, especially BRIN as the agency that oversees research and innovation, needs new insights from various stakeholders, including industry. Our highest appreciation to Huawei, one of the world’s recognized technology developers who enriches BRIN through this sharing of knowledge and technology. We hope to deepen our collaboration with Huawei, specifically in research, together with higher education.”

In response, Jacky Chen, CEO Huawei Indonesia said, “As one of the key technologies that will enable Indonesia to break into the world’s top five digital economies in line with the grand vision of Indonesia 2045, Huawei’s support for the National AI Strategy is affirmed by its collaboration with BRIN. We hope this collaboration may advance the Strategy’s implementation.”

Huawei also targets at least 100 thousand digital talents in Indonesia. The five-year target, announced in 2020, has been met midway: Huawei has prepared 52 thousand digital talents within just 14 months. The number will only grow with Huawei and BRIN’s increasing collaboration.

“Huawei believes that capable talents are just as important, if not more important than even the most advanced technologies. The strengthened collaboration between Huawei and BRIN reaffirms our belief,” Jacky concluded.

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