Inovator 4.0 aims to push Indonesia into age of big data. The fourth industrial revolution, popularly known as Industry 4.0, is unstoppable. Soon, many occupations will be replaced with machines, limiting job opportunities.
With that in mind, Budiman Sudjatmiko, a House of Representatives member from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), founded Inovator 4.0, gathering individuals from different backgrounds to build the country based on data.
“Inovator 4.0 [Indonesia] is a group of [people] that realize that the development of tools can be faster than that of ideas,” said Budiman during the declaration of Inovator 4.0 Indonesia on Thursday.
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Dekalarasi Inovator 4.0 Indonesia:
Kerja & Membangun Indonesia dengan Data
Budiman explained that the group was currently comprised of 200 individuals of different occupations, such as progressive politicians, data scientists, neuroscientists, educators and more.
“We don’t want ideas to be left behind,” said Budiman, adding that technological development actually was also a reflection of a nation’s ideology. He cited liberalism in the United States generating Silicon Valley as an example.
Inovator 4.0 Indonesia aimed to discover the ideology of Pancasila in the country’s technological development.
“In the [fourth] industrial revolution, does Indonesia want to be a passenger or a leader?” he asked.
“In this 21st century, we need to [work] based on data, not based on a myth,” he said.
During the event, Inovator 4.0 also invited several speakers to highlight the importance of data in several fields.
Zenius education founder Sabda PS said the current educational program was designed for the second industrial revolution and as such was no longer suitable for modern industry.
Sabda explained that, using technology, we actually could create a program that produces quality teaching and educational equality. In what he called “Education 4.0”, data collected from the program could be used to revolutionize the curriculum. Inovator 4.0 aims to push Indonesia into age of big data (kes, Jessicha Valentina, The Jakarta Post)