THE Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Airlangga Hartarto hopes that Indonesia can immediately develop a digital capability center in utilizing technological developments to face the industrial revolution 4.0.

“The fourth industrial revolution related to the IOT (internet of things) the government is expected to immediately create a digital capability center,” said Minister Airlangga.

In that case, the Ministry of Industry is preparing a digital capability center in the food and beverage packaging sector and multi-industry so that medium industries can see the use of the utilization of industry 4.0. In Southeast Asia, currently only Singapore has a digital capability center.

“In ASEAN countries that already have a digital capability center is Singapore, and it is hoped that the second can be Indonesia and this is equivalent to the digital capability center owned by the United States,” he said.

For the development of a digital capability center, it can work with technology providers, software companies and industrial users.

While the Minister of Research and Technology/National Agency for Research and Innovation (BRIN) Bambang PS Brodjonegoro said to be a country with an innovation-based economy, Indonesia must adapt to the 4.0 industrial revolution with digitalization.

“So inevitably we must now further strengthen our ability in artificial intelligence which is supported by data science and data analysis,” he said.

Technology capabilities in the 4.0 industrial revolution such as in big data, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and the internet of things must be mastered in order to increase competitiveness and national development.

“We direct the research and technology (BRIN) research and technology program to economic transformation because we want Indonesia to become a developed country,” said Minister Bambang. [antaranews]