The UGM Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA) held the 9th SEAMS-UGM 2023 International Conference on Mathematics and Its Applications from July 25 to 28 in Yogyakarta.
The conference attracted participants and speakers from Australia, Austria, Taiwan, Poland, Finland, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
The event’s committee chair, Dr. Nanang Susyanto, stated that the implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology has been rapidly developing in the industrial world, where it is used for data analytics to make quick decisions through machine learning.
“Information technology is advancing rapidly, so it is time for mathematicians to be involved because AI requires the basic knowledge of mathematical modeling,” he said.
However, he added that there is a gap between the application of AI in the industrial and academic worlds, particularly in developing accurate data analysis methods.
“There is a gap between academics and industries regarding the accuracy of the methods created. Typically, industries want faster solutions, while academics seek more ideal ones. Therefore, there needs to be a forum to bring them together, such as this conference,” the chair explained.
Dr. Susyanto noted that since these applications may make millions of judgments concurrently for the needs of different industries, technology businesses in Indonesia typically already utilize AI, machine learning, and decision support systems.
“Industries need data analytics, decision support systems, and, in many cases, data in the industrial world is not well-analyzed due to limited human resources. Therefore, academics can help solve this and conduct research simultaneously,” the chair revealed.
He refuted that there is a lag in the development and application of AI in the academic world and industries, as the foundation of AI comes from basic sciences such as mathematics and statistics.
“In reality, academics and industries need one another; we want to ensure that we have mastered basic sciences in applying AI,” he concluded.
Author: Gusti Grehenson