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Why Disruptive Technologies Matter for Affordable Housing: The Case of Indonesia

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Also available in: Bahasa Indonesia

  The Case of Indonesia

Big Data. Blockchain. Drones. E-Wallets. Artificial Intelligence.
These are words that one would expect to hear at the latest conference in Silicon Valley, not during a discussion of Indonesia’s affordable housing challenges. Yet they were buzzing through the captive crowd in Jakarta at the Disruptive Technologies Workshop for Affordable Housing on September 17, 2018. The event, hosted by Indonesia’s Ministry of Public Works and Housing with support from the World Bank’s National Affordable Housing Program (NAHP), was attended by 150 participants from local public agencies, developers, lenders, and community organizations. The workshop’s goal was to explore one big question: How might Indonesia harness the power of disruptive technologies to transform its housing ecosystem?   

Mengapa Disruptive Technologies Penting untuk Perumahan Terjangkau: Kasus di Indonesia

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Also available in: English

  The Case of Indonesia

Big Data. Blockchain. Drone. E-Wallets. Kecerdasan Buatan (Intelegensi Artifisial).
Istilah-istilah tersebut biasanya dibahas dalam sebuah konferensi yang paling baru di Silicon Valley, bukan dalam sebuah diskusi mengenai tantangan pada perumahan terjangkau di Indonesia. Namun instilah tersebut berdengung diantara para peserta yang mengikuti acara lokakarya tentang Teknologi Disruptif untuk Perumahan Terjangkau (Disruptive Technologies Workshop for Affordable Housing) di Jakarta pada tanggal 17 September 2018. Acara ini diselenggarakan oleh Kementerian Pekerjaan Umum dan Perumahan Rakyat dengan dukungan dari Bank Dunia melalui program National Affordable Housing Program (NAHP), dihadiri oleh 150 peserta yang terdiri dari Organisasi Perangkat Dearah (OPD), Pengembang, Bank, dan organisasi kemasyarakatan. Lokakarya ini bertujuan untuk membahas suatu pertanyaan besar yaitu: Bagaimana Indonesia dapat memanfaatkan kekuatan disruptive technologies untuk mengubah kondisi & permasalahan perumahannya?

Completing the storytelling ‘circle’: a VR project goes home

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Development organizations & NGOs need powerful stories to help people connect with their work. Yet how do communities feel after their stories have been shared?

After leading the production of a climate change Virtual Reality production in Fiji and returning it to communities, Tom Perry, the World Bank's Team Leader for Pacific Communications, shares his thoughts.

The innovation imperative: How Asia can leverage exponential technologies to improve lives and promote growth

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Singapore: Global Innovation Forum

Robots will take over our jobs, disrupt our industries and erode our competitiveness.
Such were commonly expressed fears about advances in automation, artificial intelligence, and 3D printing – key representations of exponential technologies – during the inaugural Global Innovation Forum that took place in Singapore.
While robots continue to bear the brunt of public skepticism, participants at the Forum also expressed optimism about the emergence of innovations that could dramatically transform the quality of life for the poorest people in society, particularly in Asia, the region that was acknowledged by many participants as leading the pace of innovation around the globe.