Indonesian minister calls for AI use to strengthen ASEAN cooperation hinh anh 1Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs of Indonesia Airlangga Hartarto (Photo: Youtube screenshot)

Jakarta (VNA) - Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs of Indonesia Airlangga Hartarto has emphasized the importance of cooperation in the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to improve and strengthen ASEAN cooperation.

Addressing the virtual ASEAN Workshop on fourth industrial revolution in Jakarta on November 25, Hartarto said it is meant to not only manage the opportunities and challenges that come from AI, but also to further strengthen the stability and prosperity of the region by using a digital road-map in the coming years.

The use of AI is believed to be able to increase business efficiency, productivity and encourage innovation in various sectors. In addition, it can also be directed to answer national and regional development problems, including boosting economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic, creating new jobs outside of manufacturing such as supply chains, logistics, service centers, and research activities.

However, according to the Brookings Report (2018), the increasing penetration of AI into various aspects of life also raises important issues, such as issues of access to personal data, bias in data and algorithms, ethics and transparency, and legal liability.

There are several recommendations to address these issues, including improving data access, increasing Government investment in AI, promoting AI workforce development, creating national advisory committees, and engaging national and local officials to ensure they enforce effective policies./.