Nvidia, Indosat plan $200 mln AI centre investment in Indonesia, government says

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Nvidia and an Indonesian telco firm plan to build an artificial intelligence centre worth $200 million.
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Nvidia and Indonesia’s telco firm PT Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison plan to build an artificial intelligence centre in Central Java in 2024, worth $200 million, the communication minister said.

Budi Arie Setiadi in a statement said the AI centre could consists of telecommunication infrastructure or a human resource centre and will be located in Surakarta city.

Indosat’s CEO has provided information of the investment plan to Surakarta mayor Gibran Rakabuming Raka, who is also Indonesia’s vice president elect and the son of the ongoing President Joko Widodo.

“Why in Surakarta? Because they are ready, have good human resources and 5G infrastructure,” he said.

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Indosat and Nvidia did not immediately respond to requests for a comment.

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