FILKOM Holds Public Lecture on GeoAI: Present Issues & Future Challenges

Dr. Sc. Fatwa Ramdani, S.Si., M.Sc. Professor Assistant at the University of Tsukuba, Japan was present at the Faculty of Computer Science, University of Brawijaya (FILKOM UB) as a speaker in the GeoAI Guest Lecture: Present Issues & Future Challenges on Wednesday (20/3/2024). This activity was carried out in the algorithm hall of G Building, 2nd floor and was attended by hundreds of FILKOM students.

The activity was opened by remarks from the Dean of FILKOM. Prof. Ir. Wayan Firdaus Mahmudy, S.Si., MT, Ph.D. He expressed his gratitude for the time taken by Dr. Sc. Fatwa to share knowledge with FILKOM students. Prof. Wayan also said that this activity was carried out as an effort to provide additional insight and improve the quality of graduates.

“So, currently the faculty is not just giving lectures and carrying out academic activities. But faculties are also given the burden of producing quality graduates. The measure of quality graduates is those who work quickly, or quickly study further or quickly become entrepreneurs. This activity is one of our efforts to achieve that. I am sure Mr. Fatwa will provide insight that computer science graduates do not have to continue their studies in the field of computer science or informatics either. But there are other fields that have quite a large intersection with computer science. So, we hope it can increase the students’ enthusiasm at FILKOM,” said Prof. Wayan.

In the main session, before starting his presentation about GeoAI, Dr. Sc. Fatwa first introduced the University of Tsukuba where he teaches. He explained the history of its founding, location, transportation access, diversity of students and lecturers, as well as various research carried out in the laboratory he leads. After a brief introduction about the University of Tsukuba, Dr. Sc. Fatwa is starting to enter the core material regarding the explanation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and GeoAI (Geospatial Artificial Intelligence). SDG’s or also known as Global Goals are 17 goals agreed upon by all member countries of the United Nations (UN) that can be achieved by 2030, including eradicating poverty (end poverty), ending hunger (zero hunger), and striving for good health. and welfare (good health and well-being). Dr. Sc. fatwa also conveys how the SDGs are implemented in Indonesia based on the 2020 SDG Index and how GeoAI can be used to realize the SDGs. [dna/rr/OKY/UB PR/ Trans. Iir]

Guest Lecture materials can be accessed at the following link https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PTp1xcpQ457weMadwKYZiBnGr2FQmpkx/view?usp=sharing