Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Ministry of Communication and Informatics is preparing an ecosystem from regulations to human resource (HR) development in order to encourage the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in Indonesia.

Deputy Minister of Communication and Informatics Nezar Patria stated that the creation of regulations and the development of HR should be encouraged by the ministry to enable people to make positive use of AI and not misuse it.

"I think that is what becomes the duty, principle, and function of the Ministry of Communication and Informatics, so that AI can be useful and more effective in accordance with the needs of various stakeholders and not just certain parties," Patria noted in a press release received here on Friday.

The deputy minister drew attention to six current issues related to AI utilization in day-to-day life, such as matters related to misinformation, privacy and confidentiality, online toxicity or cyber-based threat, copyright protection, AI implementation bias, and the understanding of human values.

He further emphasized that in the midst of those challenges, the role of regulations is deemed necessary, so that the use of AI can be democratic, can create digital equality, and can be used as technology that encourages diversity.

Patria expressed hope that those regulations would make AI accessible to several parties and be utilized to open opportunities for the growth of innovation in Indonesia.

"We will be able to use AI more easily, and this approach means AI will be easier, cheaper, and more friendly to users," he remarked.

Furthermore, Patria noted that currently, his ministry has applied a "democratization of governance" approach to implement digital ecosystem governance by involving various stakeholders related to AI.

One of the efforts is supporting the plan and study, titled "Artificial Intelligence National Strategy (Stranas KA) 2020-2045," released by the Technology Assessment and Application Agency (BPPT) in 2020.

Some of the forms of support provided by the ministry for Stranas KA are creating equal internet access and implementing a system that connects government services and intra-government networks.

The support also encompasses several regulations relating to the implementation of electronic systems and transactions (PSTE) and personal data protection (PDP).

The ministry is also currently preparing the Indonesian National Work Competency Standards in the AI Sector, occupational maps in the AI sector, and training for HR development.

These steps are expected to support AI implementation and adoption in Indonesia to forge ahead in a positive direction that supports national digital transformation.

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