Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the development of computer systems that are able to perform tasks that would require human intelligence. Examples of these tasks are visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages. The examples of real-life AI are: Self Driving Cars, Navigation Systems, Chatbots, Human vs Computer Games, and Many More. AI has been integrated into many aspects, boosting growth and expanding opportunities in particular in the era of industry 4.0. In education, AI will be a powerful engine to improve learning outcome.
SEAMEO Regional Open Learning Centre (SEAMOLEC) established new cooperation with Nodeflux, which is an Indonesian made Vision AI company based in Jakarta. Established as a Big Data startup in 2016, Nodeflux has been compiling a list of proven track records by various experiences to work in collaboration with local governments and institutions to provide programme development and trainings. This will be a good opportunity for both sides, especially for SEAMOLEC to follow up the big event of International Conference in Embedding AI into Education Policy and Practice for Southeast Asia which was conducted earlier in September 2019.
As the first step to establish cooperation between both parties, on November 8, 2019 at SEAMOLEC Office, SEAMOLEC Director, Dr Alpha Amirrachman and Mr. Meidy Fitranto, President Director of Nodeflux agreed to officially sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Mr Meidy mentioned 3 programmes that are possible to be jointly conducted as a start, they are; conducting AI trainings using SEAMOLEC Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform; disseminating information related to AI utilization to schools in order to improve the quality of learning as well as daily activities; and collaborating with local and central governments in promoting AI in education, especially in ODL
Dr Alpha welcomed the idea, he believed that this cooperation will be beneficial to the quality improvement of education in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, especially in the field of ODL. Also he is convinced by looking at how Nodeflux has been building significant milestones through achievement, recognition, and value added impact via collaboration with its partners.