NVIDIA and Indonesia’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (Kemendikbudristek) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to develop artificial intelligence (AI) talent in the country.
More than 20,000 Indonesian university students will be trained on AI skills to boost the nation’s AI talent pool over the next five years.
The MoA also covers AI curriculum development, translation research workshop and talks, and AI startup ecosystem development and support.
“AI is transforming industries around the world, creating an urgent need for education that prepares nations and their citizens to contribute to the growing AI economy. Working with Kemendikbudristek and Indonesian universities, we will help the nation provide its students with the opportunity to learn using NVIDIA’s advanced AI software and systems,” said Keith Strier, Vice President of Worldwide AI initiatives at NVIDIA.
Indonesia needs about 90 million skilled technology professionals by 2035, underscoring the urgent need to equip university graduates with AI competencies and skills.
“We are committed to improving the quality of human resources in universities to drive digital transformation in Indonesia. This aligns with President Joko Widodo’s instruction to prepare millions of digitally talented people in Indonesia in response to digital transformation,” said Professor Nizam, Acting Director General of Directorate General of Higher Education, Research, and Technology at Kemendikbudristek.
Kemendikbudristek recently opened the DIKTI AI Centre to support education, training, student projects and lecturer research. The NVIDIA DGX A100 systems being installed there will form the heart of the centre.
Powered by NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs, the systems will form one of the largest DGX A100 clusters in Indonesia. The initial installation will provide an estimated aggregate computational power of 25 petaFLOPS, which can be used to power a variety of AI and data science workloads. The systems will also be used to support AI projects by the research and development ecosystem in Indonesia.
Under the MoA, NVIDIA will help Indonesia’s digital transformation by empowering the universities through the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute and teaching kits, engaging with developers on industry translational projects, conducting partner workshops on NVIDIA AI software stacks, hosting boot camps, and supporting startups in joining the NVIDIA Inception programme.