In a move that underscores the growing importance of artificial intelligence (AI) in global telecommunications, Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) has joined forces with Indonesian telco giant PT Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison to establish a state-of-the-art AI centre in Central Java, Indonesia, in 2024.

The ambitious project, valued at $200 million, was announced by Budi Arie Setiadi, Indonesia's Communication Minister.

According to Minister Setiadi, the AI centre is set to be located in Surakarta city.

The facility could feature a wide range of elements, including advanced telecommunication infrastructure and a human resource development centre, aiming to bolster Indonesia's position in the global tech landscape.

The initiative has been communicated to Surakarta's Mayor Gibran Rakabuming Raka, who not only leads the city but is also Indonesia's Vice President-elect and the son of the current President, Joko Widodo.

The choice of Surakarta as the site for this significant investment was attributed to the city's readiness, its competent human resources, and its robust 5G infrastructure.