NVIDIA Partners BINUS For Indonesia’s First AI Research Center

Indonesia’s first artificial intelligence R&D center will tap on NVIDIA’s GPUs to showcase the commercial potential of GPU-accelerated deep learning applications.

AsianScientist (Sep. 6, 2017) – The first artificial intelligence (AI) research and development (R&D) center in Indonesia has been set up as a collaboration between American technology company NVIDIA, data analytics firm Kinetica and BINUS University in west Jakarta, Indonesia.

Located at the university’s Anggrek Campus, the center will support BINUS University’s aim to become the premier R&D hub for Al in Indonesia. Leveraging the power of NVIDIA’s GPUs, it will showcase the commercial potential of GPU-accelerated deep learning applications.

The launch event was held in BINUS University in Jakarta with speeches by Professor Ir Harjanto Prabowo, rector of BINUS University; Mr. Ir Bernard Gunawan, CEO of BINA Nusantara; Mr.Raymond Teh, vice president of sales and marketing for the Asia Pacific region at NVIDIA; and Mr. Joseph Lee, vice president of APAC at Kinetica.

“Today, we stand at the beginning of the AI computing era, ignited by a new computing model, GPU deep learning. This new model—where deep neural networks are trained to recognize patterns from massive amounts of data—has proven to be ‘unreasonably’ effective at solving some of the most complex problems in computer science,” said Teh.

“This research center is a manifestation of the BINA Nusantara vision to foster and empower the society in building and serving the nation. At BINUS University, we consider collaboration between higher education institutions and industries imperative in reaching this objective, as well as our BINUS 20/20 vision of being ‘a world-class university… in continuous pursuit of innovation and enterprise’,” said Gunawan.


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