Jokowi: Hello AI, goodbye civil servants

While President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo may have shocked some Indonesians on Thursday when he announced the government wants to replace some civil service positions with artificial intelligence (AI), the idea of using AI to streamline government processes is increasingly gaining prominence across the world.Intent on starting his second five-year term with a solid push to cut red tape and encourage more investment, Jokowi instructed his ministers to reduce the ranks of Indonesia’s public servants

29 November 2019

Making the Philippines business-friendly

Doing business in the Philippines could become a lot easier in the near future. After the country’s dismal performance in the World Bank’s “Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs” index, the country is determined to turn things around and improve business conditions there. Released at the end of last year, the report from the World Bank revealed that the Philippines has dropped 14 places – from 99th to 113th – in the ease of doing business list.

30 November 2018