Indonesian e-commerce giant Tokopedia and Universitas Indonesia (UI) today announced the launch of Tokopedia-UI AI Center of Excellence, an artificial intelligence (AI) development centre at the university’s campus in Depok, West Java.
In a press statement, the institutions explained that the initiative taken to encourage academics and researchers to use technology, especially AI, in presenting real-life solutions to problems that occur in society as well as industries.
Through the collaboration, researchers from UI will develop AI-based solutions to address problems that occur in society and industry, including the e-commerce industry, such as logistics, risk management, cybersecurity, and payment.
The centre will also use super computer technology as provided as NVIDIA.
“This facility is also expected to be able to support Faculty of Computer Science (Fasilkom UI) in producing human resources that are ready to contribute and compete globally, especially in the field of AI,” said Fasilkom UI Dean Mirna Adriani, Ph.D.
Tokopedia CEO William Tanuwijaya stated that the implementation of AI technology in the various aspects of e-commerce business, from warehousing to logistics, helps the company in its mission to democratise commerce through technology.
“At Tokopedia, we believe that technology should be an enabler that empowers the people, rather than a disruptor,” he said.
Traveltech unicorn Traveloka has also opened its R&D centre in Bangalore, India.
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