The Intel AI Summit 2021 is a venue to learn from, share, and connect with people leading the way in Artificial Intelligence and its impact on business, industry, and society.

What can AI do for you? A lot, as the recent Intel® AI Summit 2021 has shown. Artificial intelligence opens up a broad range of possibilities, from tiny devices to the massive cloud. Suppose you don’t know where to start or how to develop and scale up your ideas and innovation further. In that case, the two-day summit’s contents are now available on-demand to inspire you with the latest from the Intel® AI technology stack, as well as successful customer use cases from the Asia Pacific and Japan Territory (APJ-T).

AI is no longer the purview of those in the know. In the executive keynote, Dr. Nash Palaniswamy gave an overview of Intel®’s AI strategy: “Taking AI from being specialized, proprietary and for the few – to being ubiquitous, open and for all.” The Vice President, SMG, General Manager, AI, HPC, and Datacenter Accelerators Solutions and Sales at Intel® also shared the company’s cutting-edge offerings in the field – from hardware and software applications to AI deployment in the cloud and edge ecosystems. His address was just the beginning of a virtual event featuring over 20 industry expert speakers leading more than 25 innovative sessions, which you can view at your leisure until May 2022.

An overview of how users implement AI on the Intel® Architecture (IA) platform was presented by Hong Wei Yi, Asia AI Sales Director, DCG Sales Group at Intel®. She curated some examples of how AI and the platform led to easier deployment, better performance, and lower total cost of ownership (TCO) in various applications such as drug discovery, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), and more.

Get a front-row seat to the fireside chats and hear how organisations make wonderful things with Intel® AI, such as Tokopedia, the largest e-commerce start-up in Indonesia, and Max Kelson, an AI consultancy based in Australia.

The fireside chat with Tokopedia brought together three speakers representing the collaboration between the start-up, Intel® and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), that helped the company scale up and turn AI into ROI (return on investment): Tahir Hashmi, technical fellow, and VP of growth engineering at Tokopedia; Erwin Huizenga, APAC Solution Lead Machine Learning at GCP; and Ayu Ginanti, APJ-T Cloud Lead at Intel®.  They discussed how they achieved success, from overcoming funding shortfalls, skills, and data challenges to measuring the success of AI projects as they went from lab demo to live, daily.

Tokopedia was launched in 2009 and became a unicorn six years later. It has been using Google Cloud since 2018. In May, it merged with ride-hailing and payments unicorn GoJek to create the GoTo Group. GoTo is currently Indonesia’s most prominent digital services platform and contributes about 2% of the country’s GDP, with more than 100 million active users. Last July, GoTo announced its collaboration with Google Cloud for its next growth phase.

“We look forward to our continued partnership with Intel® and Google Cloud  as a key technology partner to support GoTo’s continued expansion across cloud infrastructure, data with cloud artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), as well as productivity and collaboration needs with Google Workspace. We hope that this partnership can also empower us to provide the convenience of accessing high availability and scalable services from anywhere at any time for business, especially MSMEs, and consumers,” said Herman Widjaja, Chief Technology Officer, Tokopedia, in the announcement.

Google Cloud is supported by Intel® architecture, which provides the most demanding enterprise workloads and applications’ security, compute, and memory requirements.

Meanwhile, the meldCX breakout presentation shed light on how GCP built its Edge AI solutions on Intel® technology. Joy Chua, EVP of strategy and development at meldCX, shared how the independent software vendor (ISV) overcame its business challenges and accelerated its IoT (Internet of Things) journey with AI building blocks. She illustrated the process from product ideation to deployment for its customers like Australia Post and Westpac.

Australia Post upgraded its package shipping with meldCX Concept SALi (Smart Automated Lodgement API) self-service kiosks last year. The kiosks use machine learning and computer vision technology to scan and detect each package, thus automating the parcel delivery operations. This led to a 67% reduction in queues and 95% accuracy in recognizing handwritten labels at Australia’s number one provider of postal services. Concept SALi leverages Intel® AI technology such as Intel® Core Processors, Intel® Movidius™, and the Intel® OpenVINO™ Toolkit.

The Intel® AI Summit on-demand sessions also featured Demo Showcases with a line-up of specialists from Intel® and its partners, namely Databricks, Dell Technologies, Fortanix, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, LAB3, Lenovo Global Technology, and L&T Technology Services. All sessions from Day 2 of the summit are also available such as the keynote address by Pradeep K Dubey, senior fellow and director of parallel computing lab at Intel®, and his special guests. They talked about how Intel® technology, software, and innovations help clear the path forward in AI by making it more scalable, productive, performant, and intelligent.

The Intel® AI Summit 2021 on-demand can be accessed here. Begin something extraordinary with AI today.

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