AI to bring in $366b to Indonesia’s GDP by 2030

first_imgThirty-three percent of respondents said that they were reluctant to implement AI over concerns of employee backlash from job displacement, making it one of the challenges of AI adoption. Artificial intelligence could add US$366 billion to Indonesia’s gross domestic product in the next decade and almost $1 trillion in added GDP across Southeast Asia, a recent study has shown.The study by consulting firm Kearney and Singapore-based investment firm EDBI says that 80 percent of respondents are still in the early stages of AI adoption, lagging two to three years behind the United States and China.“Just like in many countries, financial services and retail have been the early adopters of AI in Indonesia. We are also seeing a lot of potential in the logistics and supply chain sector,” Kearney senior partner Soon Ghee Chua said in a press briefing on Thursday.    The study pointed out that Indonesian e-commerce platform Tokopedia was able to increase the total number of transactions by 202 percent and increase revenue by 179 percent month-over-month after implementing AI-based product recommendations.AI usage in Southeast Asia is mainly for marketing and sales, followed by supply chain and manufacturing. However, the finance industry has also used AI to decrease fraudulent transactions while human resources utilizes AI to increase candidate matching.center_img “There is always a concern over that issue, but in the near term AI is mostly used for augmentation of human tasks rather than the replacement of human abilities,” he said, adding that most AI was used to generate revenue, as opposed to cutting costs, for example, through layoffs.The government and businesses, he added, could roll out teaching programs for university students and employees to learn about preparing data and using algorithms that were crucial for operating AI.“Companies are not looking for people who can develop the next groundbreaking AI. It’s about [employees] picking up skills to use in AI rather than becoming an AI algorithm writer,” he said.Read also: How artificial intelligence helps firms stay relevant amid pandemicSimilarly, Nikolai Dobberstein, Kearney Asia Pacific communications, media and technology head, said that upskilling programs could solve the talent gap as more than 85 percent of respondents highlighted difficulties in finding talents for AI-related activities.“We believe this talent gap issue is overstated because we are seeing a significant improvement in AI models in recent years. They are more readily available and easier to deploy,” he said.Dobberstein went on to say that companies should also prioritize focused AI initiatives for near-term impact with an employee-centric approach to build momentum for deploying AI at scale.“AI is not a panacea. You need to develop it for specific use cases and to solve business pain points,” he said, advising governments to develop national AI agendas that prioritized adoption in key sectors.The Research and Technology Ministry and the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) launched in August a national strategy for developing AI. It will focus on education and research, health services, bureaucratic reform, food security, mobility and smart cities.The government has also put AI utilization in the country’s latest five-year plan for digital transformation, along with 5G infrastructure development.Read also: Indonesia sets sights on artificial intelligence in new national strategy“Laypeople think of 5G as only increased bandwidth, but it can also enable a massive internet of things (IoT) and the IoT is most beneficial in automation,” said EDBI managing partner Basil Lui during the online press conference.A recent study by the Bandung Institute of Technology’s Industrial and Research Affiliation Institution showed that 5G can add Rp 2.8 quadrillion ($188 billion) to the Indonesian economy by 2030 once the government releases its 5G spectrum for the 2021-2023 period.Topics :last_img read more

Week 13 Fantasy Sleepers: Mecole Hardman, Benny Snell Jr. both potential ‘starts’

first_imgIn Week 13, the last week before most fantasy playoffs get underway, the last thing you want to deal with is injuries to your stars. But if you own Tyreek Hill and James Conner, that’s what you’re putting up with. For savvy fantasy owners, injuries create opportunities, and in this case, two of our Week 13 sleepers. If Hill is out, it’ll free up Mecole Hardman to show off his blazing speed. And if Conner is inactive, Benny Snell Jr. could see another 20 carries and factor heavily into start ’em, sit ’em decisions.Opportunity is the theme for a few other players on our list. There’s Jonathan Williams taking advantage and then some of the absence of Marlon Mack (hand) and probably looking at another 20-plus touches this week. Jack Doyle should see an increase in the Colts’ passing attack, too, now that Eric Ebron (ankle) is on Injured Reserve. And Nick O’Leary joined Jacksonville off the street, caught four passes, and is now looking at a dream matchup against the Buccaneers. WEEK 13 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerIt’s a weird time of year for quarterback sleepers and streams because we’re past bye weeks and you might not need to sit your stud. But if you’re really in need of one, Sam Darnold continues to take advantage of good matchups, and the disappointing Jared Goff might bounce back.Some of our Week 12 sleeper picks were spot on. Both Bo Scarbrough and Benny Snell Jr. were great, although neither found the end zone. Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold both took care of bad opponents, as expected. James Washington delivered, too.WEEK 13 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPWe were let down by Derrius Guice against a bad Lions’ run defense, which is not an encouraging sign for him. Hunter Renfrow, Allen Lazard, and Jeff Driskel all proved to be too much of long shots, too.To see our Week 13 busts, click here.WEEK 13 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWeek 13 Fantasy Sleepers: Running backsJonathan Williams, Colts vs. Titans (Billy Heyen). Williams’ 29 touches from a week ago suggest his usage will remain heavy with Marlon Mack already ruled out for Week 13. If you’re wondering whether his Week 12 performance was a fluke, all it should take is realizing the volume he had to make you stick with him.Jamaal Williams, Packers @ Giants (Vinnie Iyer). This backfield should go back to featuring plenty of Aaron Jones and Williams after Aaron Rodgers spots Green Bay a lead. New York’s front seven won’t either stop the run or cover either back well out of the backfieldBenny Snell Jr., Steelers vs. Browns (Matt Lutovsky). We liked Snell last week, and we’re back on the train this week. Pittsburgh proved with Snell’s 21 carries last week that it will feed him when James Conner (shoulder) is out, and it sounds like Conner is slated to miss another game. Cleveland is allowing 4.6 yards per carry to RBs, so Snell will put up numbers will decent volume again.MORE WEEK 13:Waiver pickups | FAAB budget | Snap counts | Stock watch | Fantasy playoff SOSWeek 13 Fantasy Football Sleepers: QuarterbacksSam Darnold, Jets @ Bengals (Heyen). Darnold has carved up bad defenses the past three weeks, throwing nine touchdowns in that psan. Another bad opponent should equal another good performance.Kyle Allen, Panthers vs. Redskins (Iyer). Washington’s pass defense isn’t as good as it showed against the Lions and might be without Ryan Kerrigan (concussion) to get after Allen. They can’t cover his main weapons, so it should be another solid day.Jared Goff, Rams @ Cardinals (Lutovsky). You know him…you hate him…but this is a good spot for Goff. He’s been held without a touchdown pass in each of the past three games, but that was against the Bears, Bears, and Ravens. The Cardinals allow the most fantasy points to QBs, and Goff has generally put up stats in favorable matchups this year, averaging 385.7 yards and 2.3 TDs in three games against the Bucs, Falcons, and Bengals. Week 13 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Wide receiversLarry Fitzgerald, Cardinals vs. Rams (Heyen). Jalen Ramsey should spend a lot more time on Christian Kirk as Fitzgerald avoids him by working out of the slot, and we saw Marquise Brown work his way to two touchdowns over the middle of the field in Week 12.Dede Westbrook, Jaguars vs. Buccaneers (Iyer). This should be a high-scoring affair through the air for Nick Foles vs. Jameis Winston, and he’s the piece to consider after DJ Chark, Mike Evans, and Chris GodwinMecole Hardman, Chiefs vs. Raiders (Lutovsky). Tyreek Hill (hamstring) is playing, but he could see reduced snaps. Hardman has always shown big-play upside, and that was especially on display in Week 2 against the porous Raiders pass defense (when Hill was out) when he caught four passes for 61 yards and a score and had another long TD called back on a questionable holding penalty. Week 13 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Tight endsDawson Knox, Bills @ Cowboys (Heyen). The Cowboys struggle against tight ends, and Knox has made the starting job in Buffalo his again. Whether it’s at the beginning of the game or potentially in garbage time, the rookie should get a chance to make a few athletic plays. Jack Doyle, Colts vs. Titans (Iyer). The Titans can give up numbers to the position, and now Doyle no longer needs to worry about sharing key snaps and targets with Eric Ebron (ankle).Nick O’Leary, Jaguars vs. Buccaneers (Lutovsky). The Bucs allow the second-most fantasy points to TEs, and O’Leary caught a season-high four passes on four targets last week. He could get one target and do nothing this week, but if you’re going for a boom-or-bust fill-in, he works because of the great matchup.  Week 13 Fantasy Sleepers: DefensesLos Angeles Chargers @ Broncos (Heyen). Brandon Allen doesn’t scare me, and the Broncos still can’t decide what to do with their rushing attack. Derwin James (foot) is slated to return for the Chargers, giving it some upside to go along with a high floor. Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dolphins (Iyer). Their defense is doing its part to produce and try to lift the offense, and it can blitz Ryan Fitzpatrick into key mistakes.New York Jets @ Bengals (Lutovsky). You might think the Bengals offense will be better with Andy Dalton back under center, but in his eight games as a starter, Cincinnati turned it over 15 times (1.9 per game), gave up 29 sacks (3.6 per game), and averaged just 15.5 offensive points per game. The Jets have put up big numbers the past three week, piling up 13 sacks, five takeaways, and two defensive TDs. This should be another high-floor, high-ceiling perofrmance for the Jets.last_img read more