Indonesia Welcomes Huawei’s Commitment to Support National AI Strategy

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Indonesia welcomes Huawei’s commitment to participate and contribute to the ASEAN country’s National AI Strategy through technology and expertise in Cloud, AI, and 5G, to improve the quality of public services and other strategic efforts.

The Minister of Research and Technology/National Agency for Research and Innovation of the Republic of Indonesia, Prof. Bambang Permadi Soemantri Brodjonegoro, Ph.D., said, “We will implement the National AI Strategy to focus on improving the quality of public services and other strategic efforts that will affect the populace as a whole. In order to support its success, we will involve other government institutions, academicians, educational institutions, technological associations, and technology-based companies. It is for this reason that we welcome Huawei Indonesia’s commitment to participate and contribute to this noble cause through technology and expertise in AI, Cloud, and 5G.”

The National AI Strategy, which was initiated by the Ministry of Research and Technology/National Research and Innovation Agency, was designed to set out an overall approach for the country in the field, with a focus on developing AI for public services that could have a major impact on society.

Huawei Indonesia affirmed its commitment to the Ministry of Research and Technology/National Agency for Research and Innovation of the Republic of Indonesia (Risk/BRIN) in preparing the National AI Strategy. Jacky Chen, CEO of Huawei Indonesia, said, “It has been an honor for Huawei that through its technological leadership and advancement, long haul experience in the industry, and vast global networking, to continue its participation to support the realization of the national agenda of digital transformation. The synergic partnership with Ristek/BRIN in preparing advanced technologies needed to strengthen the National AI Strategy shows Huawei’s commitment to supporting the country’s effort to progress in the global competitiveness landscape.”

Huawei Indonesia stated its readiness to be involved in joint research activities to prepare benchmarks based on global standards for the development of technologies needed by local industries. Such technologies include Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cloud, and 5G from Huawei, as well as HMS. To further enrich the joint research program, Huawei is also willing to share its success stories regarding the adoption of these technologies in other countries in order to assess the plausibility of their implementation in Indonesia.

Dr. Ir. Hammam Riza, M.Sc., Chief of BPPT, Ministry of Research and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia said, “We open hand to Huawei’s commitment to work together to strengthen the AI National Strategy that we have built and developed for the purpose of improving the quality of public services and strengthening the national economy. The collaboration with Huawei will support BPPT in gaining knowledge transfer, especially in the AI, Cloud, and 5G fields. Together with BPPT, Huawei is expected to be able to contribute in terms of solutions and comprehensive experience in the research and the local experts capacity building in the AI Innovation Center as part of the artificial intelligence national strategy.”

To support the competence of the nation’s human capital, Huawei is also prepared to assist Ristek/BRIN in developing the capacity of local expert workers in mastering Cloud, AI, and 5G technologies in addition to HMS. To accelerate the growth of vertical industries and Indonesia’s economy overall, Huawei is prepared to help Ristek/BRIN build AI and Cloud ecosystems in Indonesia.

“We hope that the technologies we have developed can be utilized to support the advent of innovations and optimize ecosystem development through local developers, public service providers, and other businesses. We hope that they will be able to improve the quality of their services and simultaneously raise their performance thanks to utilizing the technologies we have developed,” said Jacky.

Huawei also declared its full commitment towards BPPT Ristek/BRIN to collaborate in enacting its executive role as part of the Research and Technology Task Force for COVID-19 Management by contributing its Cloud and AI technology, developed for several hospitals in Indonesia to utilize. These hospitals are then better-equipped to handle COVID-19.

Rumah Sakit Pusat Pertamina and Rumah Sakit Pertamina Jaya Jakarta, for example, have implemented Huawei’s Cloud and AI solutions. On the other hand, Huawei’s video conference technology is beginning to see applications in Rumah Sakit Kepresidenan RSPAD Gatot Subroto Jakarta, which makes it possible for coordination and check-ups to be performed remotely.