Indonesia to accelerate digital technology in the workplace – OpenGov Asia



Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Deputy Finance Minister Suahasil Nazara believes that digital technology will dominate the workplace in the future. He pointed out that the ministry had multiple discussions on the future of work in Indonesia. The pandemic, according to Nazara, has accelerated people’s adoption of digital information and communication technologies. As a result, digital technology has infiltrated virtually every aspect of existence.

Deputy Finance Minister drew attention to the existence of a digital economy ecosystem that includes e-commerce, online education, financial technology (fintech), e-government and healthcare online, like the “PeduliLindungi” app. “A lot of tasks are now done with the help of technology, and the government has even designed and published regulations that spell out how people are not to meet,” he explained.

This encourages the government to continue building infrastructure and adopting rules and regulations to support the growth of the digital economy, especially the digital banking sector. The Palapa Ring and Base Transceiver Stations (BTS) were built to help Internet access reach the most remote areas of the country, as well as the most remote and poor areas (3T) . The government is also working to improve digital finance and economic literacy, claiming that improving people’s economic lives will mean increased rights and responsibilities.

The Deputy Minister also referred to the formation of the Regional Working Group on Digital Acceleration and Expansion (Satgas P2DD) in several regions to promote digitization and citizens’ access to digital finance. The government, through the Ministry of Coordination of Economic Affairs, launched the Task Force for the Acceleration and Expansion of Regional Digitization (P2DD) to develop the digital economy and finance to accelerate the country’s transition and recovery.

Airlangga Hartarto, the coordinating minister of economic affairs, said that the framework of the national strategy for the digital economy has been developed taking into account the complexity and interrelation of several policies between the authorities of the stakeholders.

According to him, the main pillars of the national digital economy plan include digital talent, research and innovation, physical and digital infrastructure, as well as legislative and regulatory assistance, all of which aim to achieve the fundamental objective of ‘a sustainable and equitable economy. growth.

“The national digital economy strategic framework includes three cross-sectoral strategies, namely to accelerate digitization in business and industry sectors, to create various opportunities in digital development and connectivity, and to encourage central and regional coordination” , he virtually told the Indonesian Institute of Digital Financial Economy. Festival (FEKDI) 2021 organized by Bank Indonesia.

According to OpenGov Asia, the head of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Laksana Tri Handoko, pointed out that Indonesia already has a national strategy for artificial intelligence 2020-2045, which is a milestone important for the application of AI in Indonesia. Going forward, this should have a positive impact on the Indonesian economy. The national strategy for artificial intelligence, according to Laksana, is an effort by the Indonesian government to improve the use of advanced technologies, especially AI. These activities aim to increase efficiency and effectiveness in a variety of industries. BRIN also encourages mastery of AI for use in a variety of strategic areas.

The main objective of the National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence is to move from a government-driven axis to a demand-driven axis through partnership. The Artificial Intelligence Innovation Center (PIKA), which ultimately gave birth to KORIKA, was founded due to the National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence. Hammam added that his party is seeking to establish KORIKA, a flexible and trustworthy institution capable of forming a collaborative ecosystem to accelerate the use of artificial intelligence towards Indonesia’s 2045 vision.

KORIKA Founder Bambang PS Brodjonegoro added, “Soon our lives will evolve into society 5.0 where artificial intelligence is an important part. Mastering artificial intelligence in various fields is very important for Indonesia. Currently, we are starting to understand the use of AI in various fields, and many children across the country have spawned innovations based on AI.



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