Launching AI Research Lab PLaiGROUND


Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Lab PLaiGROUND

On Feb 13, 2020 CogniXY (Compnet Group) hosted a discussion panel in its AI research lab PLaiGROUND at ITB (Bandung Institute of Technology).

The theme is “AI for Indonesia, the hope and challenges”. The event is to help advance AI for Indonesia in an impactful way by learning from our panelists who are from diverse professional background and experiences in AI. The international panel represents government (Bappenas Expert Advisor to the Minister), academia (Business and Technology Professors from ITB, The Head of Carnegie Mellon University – Australia, AI Practitioner and Instructor from NUS) and business (The Head of AI Research at Bukalapak).

The discussions were lively, addressing strategic, ethical, policy and practical aspects of AI for Indonesia. A few discussion highlights from the panelists are:

Use AI wisely and responsibly to help Indonesia leap forward; Identify inefficiency and pain points to apply AI for quick wins; Leverage Indonesia’s strength such as diversity and scale; Solve Indonesia problems that are unique and will not be solved by other country; Leverage data for policy and decision making with Government Intelligence (similar to Business Intelligence); Address data responsibility and bias upfront.

The speakers for panelist :

Rama Yudo Wirawan, Master of Science in Public Policy Mellon University Australia.

Drs. Oktorialdi, MA, Ph.D, Expert Advisor to the Minister of Bappenas, for Equity and Regional Development.

Dr. William Tjhi, Artificial Intelligence Practitioner, National University of Singapore.

Prof. Dr. Emil P. Bolongaita, Head of Carnegie Mellon University Australia & Distinguished Service Professor.

Prof. Dr. Ir. Bambang Riyanto Trilaksono, Professor at School of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ITB.

Dr. Manahan Siallagan, Director of Big Data Analysis and Social Simulation Laboratory ITB.

Dr. Muhammad Ghiffary, Head of Artificial Intelligence, Bukalapak.

Krisna Ariadi Pribadi, Director CogniXY

Please go to to learn more and download their insightful presentation materials

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