After decades of delay, Jakarta is finally going to have its own MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) system. This isn’t the first mass transportation project planned in Indonesia’s capital. The cancelled monorail project, for example, has raised doubts on whether the city will ever be able to tackle its ever-worsening traffic problem. With the current ongoing MRT project in the picture, it looks like Jakarta may soon have a major public transportation system that has a fighting chance of easing traffic. Progress The construction of the MRT system is expected to be completed by the end of 2018, open for commercial use in … Continue reading The current state of Jakarta’s MRT system
Developed. Developing. Underdeveloped. What factors are considered when deciding which of these categories a country falls into? How can we actually determine how ‘developed’ a country is? Can we actually compare two different countries and tell which of the two … Continue reading How do we measure a country’s level of development?
We hear a lot about global warming and how our planet is rapidly heating up. It is widely known that one of the major causes of this is human activity. As industries grow and the demand for electricity increases, more … Continue reading The global shift towards renewable energy
Just last month, Uber released its self-driving cars on the streets of Pittsburgh for customers to use, after testing them for over a year. For the first time, users will have the chance to hail a driverless car – almost, at least. … Continue reading Uber’s first self-driving cars are on the road
Despite all the fascinating things AI technology can do so far, the field is still in its infancy. They are classified as what is called Weak AI. Machines with this classification are advanced enough to do various tasks that we tell … Continue reading Post-AI era: What will life be like?
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has upgraded Indonesia’s safety rating from Category 2 to Category 1 this month, finally giving the country’s airlines the permission to fly to the US. The country was demoted to Category 2 back in 2007 … Continue reading Indonesian airlines finally given the green light to fly to the US
“Technological advancement has been accelerating over the past century.” It has become such a common and well-known phrase that we see it everywhere. At this point, we know very well that technology is rapidly growing in terms of power and capability. … Continue reading Programming an autonomous car to be ethical
When Artificial Intelligence (AI) comes to mind, many people think of super-intelligent robots that will replace us as soon as we can figure out how to make them. It is a popular belief that any further developments made in AI technology … Continue reading How AI and robots will create jobs for us
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a promising, growing technology that has the power to dramatically improve our world. From self-driving cars to robots that are increasingly capable of communicating with people, there are many aspects in our lives that can be made … Continue reading How AI and robots will take our jobs
Here’s the original link to the article. The idea of having a car drive for you is becoming increasingly popular in today’s world. Self-driving cars, otherwise known as autonomous cars, refer to vehicles that are capable of driving themselves … Continue reading Self-driving cars: taking your hands off the steering wheel