MLSS Indonesia 2020
Indonesia has around 3,276 universities, 6,924,511 students, and 247,269 lecturers, yet this country is unnoticed when talking about research, especially in computer science, more specifically in Machine Learning.
According to NIPS 2017 (The biggest conference in Machine Learning) statistics here, none of the authors from 675 accepted papers were affiliated with Indonesian Institutions. This situation can change, India also had zero participant in 2006 but now regularly shows up in many top ML conferences. Brazil starts to follow.
Skills shortages, small funding, infrastructure, and even confidence could be the factors that affect the Indonesian participation levels in top machine learning conferences. Many ML experts, top universities, top conferences, summer schools, and industries are located far away from Indonesia, making it even harder for Indonesian students and researchers to get good exposures in machine learning. Moreover, currently there is no formal program in machine learning or artificial intelligence offered in Indonesian universities.
Therefore, inline as stated at mlss.cc, our mission is to bring the best ML/AI environments closer to Indonesia, so more people can taste machine learning directly from the experts, and eventually more Indonesian talents will get inspired