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Bukalapak Launches AI & Cloud Innovation Centre, Bike-sharing Service in Bandung
February 4, 2019 News

 

Indonesian e-commerce startup Bukalapak with Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) officially launched the Bukalapak-ITB Artificial Intelligence & Cloud Computing Innovation Center, a research laboratory for Indonesian students, lecturers, and researchers to focus on AI and cloud computing projects.

The R&D centre will be located at ITB campus in Bandung, West Java.

Students who have worked on projects at the R&D centre will have the opportunity to work in Bukalapak following graduation.

“Our greatest challenge at the moment is finding tech talents in the AI sector that is able to contribute for Indonesia. Bukalapak is working together with ITB in building the first AI research laboratory in Indonesia to help empower local talents in building their capacity,” Bukalapak Founder and CEO Achmad Zaky said in a press statement.

In addition to launching the R&D centre, the company also introduced its dockless bike-sharing service BukaBike. Operating since January 7 at ITB campus, the BukaBike service provides 25 bicycles that are available for students and lecturers for free.

To use the bike-sharing service, users only have to download and use the Bukalapak mobile app.

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