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WHAT'S NEXT?: Design thinking will increasingly play a key role in improving systems and customer experiences. Companies will re-learn their approach to innovation and embrace human-centred design principles. Designers will begin to apply knowledge of human interaction, specifically in the area of how we earn trust and respect, to AI systems.

  • [New] A number of private companies are joining forces to build a 500-bed isolation facility for Covid-19 patients in East Jakarta, expected to become operational next week. / Jakarta Globe
  • [New] With the integration of Google Assistant technology, Technicolor Connected Home says its STBs will be able to act as a hands-free intelligent home hub for managing the complex array of digital services available to consumers today. / Rapid TV News - Broadcast Technology Daily
  • [New] Almost two-thirds of China's 1.4 billion people live in cities compared with a third two decades ago, and coping with future calamities will depend on building infrastructure, most notably flood prevention and drainage systems. /
  • [New] Thomson Reuters will build out the application on Oracle Autonomous Database to help simplify processes and elevate performance with a cloud-first solution. / Oracle
  • [New] Russia - which has made no secret of its artificial intelligence ambitions - is building a cadre of AI-enabled, autonomous weapon systems that could one day threaten the United States. / National Defense Magazine
  • [New] Nottingham City Council has appointed Countryside to build over 350 homes, 108 of which will be new council homes for affordable rent, subject to planning permission. / Planning, BIM & Construction Today
  • [New] China's efforts plan to build a pilot plant in Wyoming, including what is called sodium, which is financially backed by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, and many other new creations of thorium reactors. / Eminetra
  • [New] China's effort is the furthest developed of many other fresh attempts to create thorium reactors, including one called Natrium, which plans to build a pilot plant in Wyoming and enjoys the financial backing of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. / Live Science
  • [New] After the 2 gigawatt prototype has undergone tests in September, China plans to build its first commercial thorium reactor. / Live Science
  • [New] Daimler said that as part of its electrification strategy it would build a battery recycling plant in Kuppenheim, Germany, which would start operations in 2023. / The Edge Markets
  • [New] The U.S. could benefit the most from market redistribution, but other countries close to China territorially could also get a chance to build new infrastructure. / TechBullion
  • [New] In the Northern Territory, Core Lithium will use its $6 million in funding to help build a pilot processing facility for the production of battery-grade lithium hydroxide while Queensland-based Brisbane METS Lab No. 1 will use its $1.2 million to develop its vanadium processing pilot plant. / pv magazine International
  • [New] Today, the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution is working with governments and companies in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America to co-design and pilot agile policies that bring all the social and economic benefits of drone technology while minimizing its risks. / The European Sting - Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology -
  • [New] With 68% of the world's population expected to live in urban areas by 2050, green buildings are emerging as a viable and effective solution to fight climate change, one of the greatest challenges of our times. / International Finance Corporation
  • [New] An advanced persistent threat actor has been tracked in a new campaign deploying Android malware via the Syrian e-Government Web Portal, indicating an upgraded arsenal designed to compromise victims. / The Hacker News
  • [New] Upfront capital of C$665 million is needed to build a mine that will produce 245000 palladium-equivalent ounces a year over 13 years at an all - in sustaining cost of $809 / palladium-equivalent ounce. / Mining Weekly
  • [New] Outlining its strategy for an electric future, the German luxury carmaker said on Thursday it would, with partners, build eight battery plants as it ramps up EV production, and that from 2025 all new vehicle platforms would only make electric cars. / NBC News
  • [New] Solar Landscape has completed construction on seven community solar projects totaling more than 17 megawatts of capacity as part of Year 1 of the NJBPU's Community Solar Energy Pilot Program; and construction on an eighth Year 1 project is expected to be completed before the end of 2021. / Insider NJ
  • [New] Ankara has launched an ambitious programme to build a blue water navy for projecting power far from home. / Royal United Services Institute
  • [New] Small businesses in Sydney's construction industry doubt the NSW government will lift the ban on building early, despite lobbying efforts by industry groups to get businesses operating as soon as possible. / SmartCompany
  • [New] Invest in shovel-ready infrastructure in ways that will build a more equitable New York City, including infrastructure investments in caregiving, broadband, transit, schools, health, and climate resilience, to create hundreds of thousands of jobs and shape a more equitable city. / The Century Foundation
  • [New] Senegal, the European Union and the U.S. recently signed an investment agreement to build a new vaccine manufacturing plant in Dakar, which will lead to the production of COVID-19 vaccines in Senegal. / The Globe and Mail
  • [New] Stora Enso will invest €17m into a new repulping line that will recover the carton fibres, while Tetra Pak, along with Plastigram, will invest a total of €12.1m to build an additional line. / Interplas Insights

Last updated: 26 July 2021