Surabaya- Lately, there is almost no day without the presence of the word or term “data science”. This word has become a topic of conversation anywhere, especially on campus. But what exactly is data science? This is what in the Stadium Generale on Science Data and Digital Economy which presents the sole speaker Ainun Najib, Head of Analytics Platform at Grab discussed at Unusa CampusAinun explained, data science is clickbait, a way that can be used by content owners to attract many visitors by creating unique and interesting titles. The origin of data science is a term that is made first and then searched for its definition. The first person to introduce him was D.J. Patil, an Indian in the United States. “Data science is a popular term first, made first, so the definition is free to depend
Ainun invited participants to understand the benefits of data science. “Then what is data science? It depends on what the goal is, what you want to do. The definition of everything that is recorded is data. Then it must be converted into information and converted again into knowledge , relevant and useful information, and then the data can become wisdom. The market. But what is the essence of the definition?” asked Ainun
He invited participants to see the example beforehand. He mentioned some of the data science used to make decisions in recruiting football players from previously unknown stars or herding voters in the case of the Presidential election in the United States by Donald John Trump. “Trump used data science in selecting issues in his campaign so that he won the Presidential election. Indonesia in dealing with the pandemic also uses data science,” he said
Ainun also invited participants to understand the benefits of data science. “Then what is data science? It depends on what the goal is, what you want to do. The definition of everything that is recorded is data. Then it must be converted into information and converted again into knowledge, relevant and useful information, then data can become wisdom.”
Chairman of Surabaya Islamic Foundation, Prof. Mohammad Nuh in his speech revealed that the activity initiated by Unusa is evidence of the thesis on the vertical mobility of the Indonesian nation is on the rise, especially NU members and the strong diaspora of Indonesians, especially NU members. “Mas Ainun does not need to worry that nationalism does not depend on the locus or location. That is, there is no business for people who are abroad that are not nationalist or vice versa people in Indonesia are more nationalist. This was stated at the first Diaspora Congress in Los Angles in 2012. So Mas Ainun does not need to worry about nationalism, because one’s nationalism is determined by how much a person contributes to the nation and the country, no matter where he is,” he said.
Prof. Nuh reiterated the nationalism, as Ainun Najib now lives with his family and works in Singapore as Head of Analytics Platform at Grab. “So Mas Ainun should not be faced with feeling guilty for not being able to return to Indonesia and feeling that he has no nationalism. As long as Mas Ainun is still able to make his greatest contribution to the nation and the country includes nationalism,” he said..
Ainun Najib’s name has become viral when President Joko Widodo appointed the Nahadlatul Ulama Executive Board and conveyed to the kiai to be able to ask Ainun Najib to go home and it was extraordinary. “Of course my view is different. As long as Mas Ainun Najib can make his scientific contribution, as is done today, giving a public lecture on his views on digital technology and its derivatives, then this contribution is enough,” he said..
About digital technology which is a topic in the generale stage, Nuh urged participants, especially unusa academicians, young people to make digital technology as an engine of change (transformer) and disruption. “for us seniors in the digital technology era are foreigners, not digital natives, not natives. The students are natives, digital residents, therefore make good use of digital technology,” he said. Nuh said, digital technology is not the same as medical technology, aerospace technology, marine technology. Because not everyone needs it. Digital technology that has been categorized as general-purpose, anyone people and whatever the job, they need digital technology. “Take advantage of digital technology not only as a supporter, driver, and enabler (possible), but must be a machine of change, transformer, and disruption,” Nuh said. (PUBLIC RELATIONS)