Need AI ethics guidelines to face information disruption: minister

Need AI ethics guidelines to face information disruption: minister

Communication and Informatics Minister Budi Arie Setiadi in Jakarta on Thursday (September 21, 2023). ANTARA/Livia Kristianti

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Communication and Informatics Minister Budi Arie Setiadi has said that artificial intelligence (AI) ethics guidelines are needed to face the potential emergence of new information disruption due to the use of AI technology.

The advances in AI technology have the potential to create new forms of information disruption, one of which is AI deepfake technology, he explained.

"Through deepfake, users can manipulate pictures and videos to resemble certain people to deceive the public or commit fraud," he highlighted at the "2nd MASTEL's 5G Summit - Acceleration of 5G Network and AI Toward Indonesia as Digital Economy Country" here on Thursday.

According to a press statement issued on Friday, the potential for AI use is relatively large. In a study carried out by Forbes in 2023 in several countries, more than 50 percent of respondents said they used AI for customer service and fraud handling mechanisms.

The use of AI is projected to contribute US$366 billion to Indonesia's gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030.

Setiadi said that his ministry is currently formulating ethics guidelines for the use of AI in Indonesia to respond to various challenges in AI utilization.

"It is expected to be able to respond to various challenges in AI utilization so that it (the use of AI) is in line with the provisions of the ITE (Electronic Information and Transactions) Law and the PDP (Personal Data Protection) Law," he added.

The Indonesian government has devised the 2020–2045 Artificial Intelligence National Strategy in line with the increasing trend of AI utilization.

In addition, through the Communication and Informatics Minister's Regulation Number 3 of 2021, the Ministry of Communication and Informatics is regulating the industry standard classification of AI-based programming activities.

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