The debate regarding the use of artificial intelligence in our modern life continues to divide opinions. In one hand, many believe that automation through artificial intelligence may increase productivity and competitiveness in the business industry. In the other hand, the use of artificial intelligence also raises concerns as it elevates the risk of cutting-off more conventional jobs and skepticism towards artificial intelligence to self-learn beyond our control, becoming competent with goals misaligned with ours.
The government has set an ambitious target to increase its renewable portion in the country’s energy mix to 23 percent by 2025 from about 12 percent at present.
Throughout this year alone, the state power monopoly PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (Persero) (PLN) has signed over 55 power purchase agreements (PPAs) for renewable energy . Energy and Mineral Resources Minister also recently announced that the government would not approve any new coal-fired power plants on the heavily populated island of Java.
With the advancement of technology, we are facing rapid innovations and novelty in digital breakthrough. This progress has caused many sectors to change their business operation, especially the legal industry which relies on paper to execute contracts. With the rise of paperless era, smart contract has been given a roll of red carpet for its admission. In September 2016, there were approximately 123.376 smart contracts deployed online on the public blockchain platform. While today, more than a million smart contracts were created and used all around the world.
Since his election as the president, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has for many times pledged to promote Indonesia as an investment haven for domestic and foreign investors.
An increase in new investment is necessary in order to help Jokowi’s administration to accomplish one of his main “Nawa Cita” (Nine Aspirations) mission: to build and strengthen national infrastructure for the sake of equal distribution of accelerated inter-regional development.
On mid-February 2017, the Indonesian Government has finally filed an appeal to the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) for its infamous horticultural and animal products importation licensing regime case, as circulated to the WTO members on 22nd December 2016. Eighteen Indonesian measures were declared inconsistent with WTO laws, risking more than four national regulations to abide the Panel Report. Now, Indonesia is in position to counter back as they are now in stage of appeal against the complainants, namely the United States (US) and New Zealand.
On the day of his inauguration, the United States President Donald Trump has stated that he was going to prioritize America, and that “Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families.’’ These caviling words say a lot on where the wind is blowing politically in the US and around the world.