Data BUKAN Minyak Terbaru

Banyak orang yang mengatakan bahwa “data is the new oil“. (Saya belum menemukan terjemahan yang pas sehingga judul dari tulisan ini seperti ini.) Alasan yang digunakan mereka adalah data dapat diperjualbelikan dan bahkan katanya harganya mahal. Itulah sebabnya banyak layanan (umumnya di internet) yang gratis dengan menukarkan dengan data pribadi kita.

Saya tidak sependapat dengan analogi data dengan minyak, karena bagi saya analogi yang lebih cocok adalah data sama dengan sampah. Mengapa demikian? Ada beberapa alasan.

  • Data kita hasilkan secara rutin. Ini sama dengan kita menghasilkan sampah setiap hari. Mulai dari sampah makanan kita, sampai ke sampah dari pekerjaan kita sehari hari. Kita juga menghasilkan data setiap hari. Sebagai contoh sekarang hampir setiap handphone memiliki kamera, maka setiap orang memotret apa saja. Yang tidak penting-pentingpun dipotret. Demikian pula banyak orang yang ikut di dalam group (misal WA group) yang isinya chatting tidak penting. (Sekali-sekali lihat chat anak2 di bawah SMA. Chatnya lucu-lucu. Yang kadang-kadang hanya 1 huruf saja. “P”. Kemudian dibalas “T”. Kemudian dibalas “K”. Ini adalah data yang sama dengan sampah.)
  • Sampah juga dapat memiliki nilai (value). Misalnya, sampah plastik dapat didaur ulang menjadi plastik kembali. Ada harganya. Itulah sebabnya ada orang yang pekerjaannya adalah mengumpulkan plastik bekas minuman kemasan. Namun secara umum sampah tidak diminati orang. Sama dengan data yang kita hasilkan, mungkin saja setelah diolah dia akan memiliki nilai. (Catatan: menurut pendapat saya ini sudah berubah dari data menjadi informasi.) Namun secara umum data yang kita hasilkan juga tidak diminati oleh orang lain.
  • Kita pusing dengan sampah. Bagaimana mengolah limbah sampah? Saya pun pusing dengan data yang ada di komputer saya. Di depan saya ada 5 harddisk yang sudah saya copot dari komputer. (Di komputernya masih ada 2 disk lagi.) Di dalamnya banyak data yang mirip dengan sampah; berkas-berkas yang saya unduh dari internet, foto-foto jepretan saya, lagu-lagu, materi presentasi, tugas mahasiswa, dan seterusnya.

Selain hal-hal di atas, masih banyak poin lain yang menunjukkan bahwa data itu lebih mirip dengan sampah.

Saya ambil contoh. Saya memiliki daftar nama mahasiswa yang mengambil kuliah saya saat ini. Itu data. Apakah ada nilainya? Jangan cepat-cepat mengatakan iya. Jika memang data ini ada nilainya, maka apakah Anda mau membelinya dengan harga Rp. 5 juta? Kemungkinan besar, tidak. Bagaimana jika Rp. 500 ribu? Kemungkinan juga tidak. Kalau Rp. 50 ribu. Mulai Anda mikir. Kalau Rp. 5 ribu? Mungkin Anda berminat (karena gorenganpun harganya seperti itu.) Mungkin Anda berminat karena ingin menjukkan bahwa data itu ada harganya, tetapi jujur saja. Untuk apa data itu bagi Anda? Data tersebut tidak ada nilainya. Atau nilainya sangat kecil. Sama dengan sampah.

one man junk is another man’s treasure

Demikianlah pendapat saya, bahwa “Data is the new junk“.

Oh ya, ada versi video dari opini saya ini di YouTube channel saya.

Gara-gara Perkembangan Teknologi

Perkembangan teknologi ternyata bikin saya pusing. Begini. Saya kan menulis cerita tentang “Jek dan Sar” (linknya nanti saya pasang di sini). Cerita ini terhenti cukup lama. Tahunan. Terus apa hubungannya dengan teknologi?

Dalam cerita “Jek dan Sar” itu mereka berkomunikasi dengan menggunakan SMS. Nah, jaman sekarang siapa yang menggunakan SMS? Anak-anak milenial pasti akan tertawa sampai sakit perut kalau masih ada orang berkomunikasi dengan menggunakan SMS. Tidak masuk akal. Hanya teks saja dan bayar pula!

Kalau cerita saya itu mau kekinian, maka semuanya harus saya tulis ulang dengan menggunakan WA/Telegram (atau apapun program messaging yang sedang populer saat ini). Bahkan akan lucu kalau Jek dan Sar tidak saling kirim foto lewat Instagram, misalnya. Nah lho.

Kalau cerita saya tulis dengan setingan lama – jama SMS itu – maka saya yang pusing karena saya harus terbang ke waktu jaman itu. Beban ada di saya. Meskipun ini mungkin adalah pilihan yang paling logis. Toh cerita-cerita yang mengambil setingan waktu jaman dahulu pun masih tetap mungkin. Lah Dilan saja mengambil setingan waktu tahun 1990-an. Berarti saya saja yang kurang kreatif. Ha ha ha.

Jadi bagaimana bagusnya?

Kecerdasan Buatan (Artificial Intelligence)

Ada banyak teknologi “baru” yang muncul. Mereka disebut “emerging technologies”. Tidak semuanya akan sukses. Akan ada yang muncul dan kemudian menghilang, tetapi ada yang muncul dan membuat perubahan yang dahsyat dalam kehidupan kita.

Kecerdasan Buatan (Artificial Intelligence, AI – saya akan menggunakan singkatan AI dalam tulisan ini) merupakan salah satu teknologi yang akan membuat perubahan yang dahsyat. Sebetulnya AI ini bukan teknologi yang baru karena awalnya sudah dimulai pada tahun 1950-an. Yang membuat dia menjadi “baru” adalah karena adanya inovasi-inovasi di bidang lain – (mikro)elektronika, komputer, jaringan, storage, database, cloud computing – maka masalah-masalah yang dapat dipecahkan oleh AI menjadi masalah yang nyata. Dahulu dia hanya dapat memecahkan masalah mainan (dolanan) saja.

Dampak yang ditimbulkan oleh AI mirip (atau lebih hebat?) dari dampak yang ditimbulkan oleh mekanisasi / otomatisasi. Pekerjaan-pekerjaan yang rutin dan membosankan akan digantikan oleh mesin yang dilengkapi dengan kecerdasan buatan. Akibatnya lapangan pekerjaan yang dahulu menggunakan manusia akan tergerus. Akan ramai ini. Untuk poin ini saya tidak ingin membuatnya menjadi isyu yang keras karena nanti akan ada alergi kepada AI. Padahal kita harus menguasai AI sebelum AI menguasai kita atau AI produk dari negara lain yang menguasai kita.

Sejauh mana AI akan merasuk ke dalam kehidupan kita? Nampaknya saya harus membuat tulisan – atau video – yang lebih rinci lagi bahasannya. Mencari waktu …

Wisdom Opo

Program Studi  Sains Fakultas Psikologi Universitas Indonesia dengan gembira kembali menyelenggarakan Kuliah Umum yang kali ini berjudul: “Understanding social dynamics through online behavior” bersama Winter Mason, peneliti di Facebook Data Science Team, pada:

 

Hari/tanggal: Senin, 1 Juli 2013

Waktu: 09.30 – 12.00

Tempat: Auditorium Gedung H, Fakultas Psikologi UI, Kampus UI Depok

Pembicara: Winter Mason, Peneliti di Facebook Data Science Team dan The Center for Decision Technologies – Stevens Institute of Technology, USA.

Registrasi: kirim email ke Erita enarhetali@gmail.com, ATAU registrasi di facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/150280481827865/

Abstrak:

 

In this talk I will present highlights of three research projects focused on understanding social dynamics—including real and perceived attitude homophily in Facebook, the effect of network structure on collective search, and the effect of friendship on success in an online gaming platform—followed by a deep dive on a study of the emergence of social conventions on Twitter. In this study, we leveraged the widespread use of Twitter and focused on competing variations of the convention for attributing reposts to the original source. Our data contains nearly all tweets starting with the very first tweet in 2006 up to September 2009, which allowed us to observe how the conventions emerged and spread through the network of Twitter users. We observe that initially the most successful conventions were borrowed from natural language (“via” and “retweeting”), but eventually a community-specific convention came to dominate (“RT”). Our results suggest that there are some features that encourage the adoption of one convention over another, but that there is still significant inherent unpredictability in which convention will come to dominate. I will end the talk by previewing some ongoing research and discussing potential future research directions.

Sains – Biodiversitas Indonesia

Buku kedua hasil kolaborasi dengan orang2 keren di Akademi Ilmuwan Muda Indonesia (ALMI):
Sains untuk Biodiversitas Indonesia

Kekayaan Biodiversitas Indonesia adalah yang terbesar di dunia, jadi perlu dikembangkan sains yang tepat agar kekayaan Biodiversitas ini terasa manfaatnya bagi kita semua.

Misalnya soal Biodiversitas mikrob. Riset menunjukkan perubahan populasi mikrob di usus berhubungan dengan berbagai penyakit neuropsikologis dan imunitas pada tubuh.

Nah, keragaman kuliner dan budaya makan yang berbeda-beda menjadikan Indonesia sebagai laboratorium ideal untuk memahami hubungan antara pola makan dengan kesehatan otak misalnya.

How Rich Brian is taking over the world

Rich Brian

Born on September 3, 1999, Rich Brian is unarguably the most prominent rap act to come out from Asia.

The 19-year-old Rich Brian whose stage name was formerly Rich Chigga first came into international recognition in 2016 with the release of a YouTube video titled “Dat $tick.” A video that went on to become viral and has since garnered over 125 million views.

“Dat $tick” wasn’t Rich Brian’s first song though. He had earlier released a single track called “Living the Dream” on July 17, 2015.

Rich Brian’s storied journey to fame, money, and international recognition is an inspiration to young Asians wanting to break into the entertainment industry

Back in 2016 as a 16-year-old, he learned how to speak English from watching YouTube videos. He never had a formal education even though his dad was a lawyer. He was homeschooled. But that didn’t stop the young Brian from chasing his dreams of becoming either a music or movie star.

A bit more about Rich Brian’s childhood

He was born and raised in the middle-to-low income neighborhood of Jakarta. And, was the last child of the family of four children.

Brian believed his dad greatly influenced his outlook on life. According to the rapper, “He [his dad] is the most positive person that I know. I’ve seen him go through shit and deal with it with such a positive attitude,” he said.

“Sure, there’s no song in particular about my dad, but his influence shines through subtly.”

Rich Brian with President Joko Widodo
Rich Brian with President Joko Widodo

Early days 

Brian’s former stage name Rich Chigga is a fusion of two words “Chi” from Chinese and “gga” from “the N-word.” A name he formally changed after coming under fire for cultural appropriation.

After releasing the breakout video “Dat $tick” on 88rising YouTube channel, he went on to work with American rappers 21 Savage, Tory Lanez, Ghostface Killah, and hosts of others.

He followed up on the successes of “Dat $tick” with the release of a second single “Who That Be” on iTunes and a third, “Seventeen” which became a hit surpassing one million views on YouTube and SoundCloud.

Brian was determined to transition from the teenage novelty act that brought him to fame to a serious, more matured singer ready to take on the world.

On February 2, 2018, he released his first studio album “Amen” which rose to become the first Asian album to top the iTunes hip-hop charts and to reach number 18 on the US billboard 200.

April 4, Brain released “Watch Out!” He appeared on the 88risings compilation album. To promote the album, he featured rappers Joji and the Higher Brothers.

Present-day

Rich Brian on July 19, 2019, released a new single titled “Kids” in which he talked about his childhood hometown Jakarta. As of today, “kids” has garnered over 6.5 million views on YouTube.

On July 26, 2019, Brian dropped his second studio album “Sailor” featuring Joji and RZA. During a recent interview, he explained the idea behind his new album.

“Sailor” is about his personal journey from moving to the US to rapping and immigrants’ hope of making it in America.

Spotify partnered with Rich Brian to bring an immersive Sailor Experience to the public in August at Gudang Gambar, South Jakarta.

The Sailor exhibition will mark the first time the streaming service will hold an interactive concert in Asia.

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Can Indonesia NET TV survive to its 7th anniversary?

Net TV
The Indonesian private television station NET TV became the most popular topic on Twitter today. At least 26,000 tweets discussed the issue. However the conversation was dominated by bad news about the mass layoffs of the TV station.
Last year, according to local business portal KataData, the business conglomerate owned by the Sudwikatmono family, Indika Group, had big plans for its subsidiary business, NET TV. The TV station management sought IDR 1 trillion in funds through two schemes: offering shares on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (BEI) and issuing a mandatory convertible bond (MCB).
However Maverick blog wrote:

These, however, seem to have failed to stem the financial haemorraghing because NET TV began to take down many of its original programs and instead reassigned producers, editors, and camera crew to managing its social media presence, which is rather too late now.

There is now great doubt whether NET TV would be able to survive until its 7th anniversary, a pity because their demise would also mean a goodbye to quality TV programs for Indonesians.

Through this corporate action, Indonesian largest e-commerce company Tokopedia is rumored to be the second largest shareholder of NET TV. Director of PT NH Korindo Sekuritas Amir Suhendro Samirin said NET TV wanted to release one billion shares or 4.88% of shares after an initial public offering (IPO) with a target of IDR 200 billion.
Tokopedia CEO William Tanuwijaya also briefly explained that his company was not intending to buy Net TV shares. “Not buying shares, but we support creative TV station in Indonesia like NET TV,” he said on September 25, 2018.
Late last month, William and NET TV founder Wishnutama also appeared to accompany SoftBank’s Chairman and CEO, Masayoshi Son to meet with President Joko Widodo at the Merdeka Palace.

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Shooting Games

Imagine — Focus — Action. Those key behaviours are written — firm & clear — on the wall of the shooting arena. This morning we learn our prominent practices to be the winner here. The instructions are clear: set your imagination as a winner, put focus on your target, and once you’re there … with no doubt …. with confidence & only confidence to your commitment & competence …. action! Timely! No doubt!

And the winner this morning is yours truly. Thank you, everybody.

 

Clean energy tech and the Philippines’ green plan

clean energy

There is currently a global shift towards renewable energy, as sustainable measures are being prioritized in order to care for the environment and our world in general. 

The latest technology

There are many different types of technology available to produce the various forms of green energy. Common forms of renewable energy today include: wind, hydropower and solar energy. Wind energy can be used to pump water or generate electricity. Hydropower can be captured by moving water to generate electricity.

Solar energy is produced by the nuclear fusion power from the Sun being captured by solar thermal panels. Solar energy can be used to heat water and provide electricity. There is also biomass (energy derived from plants), geothermal power, and more. Renewable energy sources are often expensive to install, but are cheap to operate and provide long-term financial and environmental benefits. 

The Philippines’ Green Plan

The Philippines was once referred to as the “sick man of Asia” when inflation was high and the GDP grew at a slow rate of 2% at the highest. Now, it has experienced an economic revival and has an estimated growing GDP of on average more than 6% annually until 2020. Due to its growing economy and rapid development, there is a naturally wide gap between energy demand and the availability on the market. 

As many important websites like also We Build Value reported, to address the surge in demand for energy, the Department of Energy announced the Philippine Energy Plan (PEP) back in 2012. The goal is to supply clean energy at reasonable cost. As a part of the PEP, it has been guaranteed to supply electricity to each of the islands. Currently the power supply is largely provided by coal and natural gas, and the main source of clean energy is hydropower.

Hydropower supplies a significant portion of the country’s electricity, resulting in many hydropower plants being built to meet the energy demand via clean energy. In the Manila area, there were 8 hydropower plants built in 2014 and in late 2016, the project for the Pulanai Plant was announced to produce 10.6 MW. 

MGen President and CEO Rogelio Singson said, “we believe the time is right to focus on building our green-energy capacity and we intend to be a key player in this expanding sector.” 

As our world’s resources decreases, it is crucial to continue and ramp up this push towards clean energy. Energy transformation can both benefit a country as shown by the Philippines’ green plan, while also affecting our entire globe.

We will run out of resources at the rate that we have and also in general terms of availability, and it is required that we make a shift for both functional and environmental purposes. The better we take care of our environment, the better quality of life that we will also have with cleaner air, less pollution and a healthier environment in general. For the sake of our future and that of the earth, ‘green’ measures are required. (Hanna Johnson)

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