Microsoft invests $2.2 billion to accelerate cloud and AI transformation in Malaysia

New Delhi: Microsoft on Thursday announced it will invest $2.2 billion over the next four years to drive new cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructure in Malaysia.

According to the company, this investment will allow Microsoft to meet the growing demand for cloud computing services in the country, while also allowing Malaysia to take advantage of the significant economic and productivity opportunities presented by the latest AI technologies.

This is Microsoft’s single largest investment in its 32-year history in the country.

“Our investments in digital infrastructure and skills will help Malaysian businesses, communities and developers apply the latest technologies to drive inclusive economic growth and innovation across the country,” said Microsoft Chairman. said Satya Nadella, CEO.

This investment will create opportunities for an additional 200,000 people to acquire AI skills in the country and will also support the growth of Malaysia’s developer community.

“A strategic focus on AI will not only drive economic growth, but also bridge the digital divide and promote inclusion by ensuring everyone has a seat at the same table, ensuring that all Malaysians We will help you succeed in this new digital world,” said Andrea Della Mattea, President of Microsoft. ASEAN.

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that it will provide 2.5 million people in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries with the opportunity to learn AI skills by 2025.

This training and support is provided in partnership with governments, non-profits, business organizations and communities in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

(IANS)

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