Microsoft invests $2.2 billion in cloud and AI infrastructure in Malaysia

Microsoft has announced a $2.2 billion investment in cloud and AI infrastructure in Malaysia. This is the company’s largest single investment in the country.

Microsoft’s investment will not only help develop Malaysia as a cloud and AI hub in the region, but also help boost the local economy.

“We are fully committed to supporting Malaysia’s AI transformation and ensuring that it benefits all Malaysians.” Satya Nadella said., Chairman and CEO of Microsoft. “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.”

Citing Carney’s research, Microsoft said: “AI could contribute nearly US$1 trillion to Southeast Asia’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030, with Malaysia poised to capture US$115 billion of this.” It is said that

Microsoft expects approximately 200,000 people in Malaysia to benefit through the AI ​​TEACH Malaysia program, Ready4AI&Security program, and other training initiatives as part of the company’s AI upskilling commitment for Southeast Asia.

YB Senator Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Abdul Aziz, Malaysian Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, said: Indeed, Malaysia’s position as a vibrant technology investment destination has made it a world-renowned name thanks to our established semiconductor ecosystem, underlined by our ‘Where the World Begins’ value proposition. It is becoming more and more recognized. ”

“The development of significant cloud and AI infrastructure by Microsoft, along with the opportunity to acquire AI skills, will significantly strengthen Malaysia’s digital capabilities and further strengthen our position in the global technology sector. Together, we look forward to riding the AI ​​revolution and accelerating Malaysia’s digital growth journey, while creating more opportunities for SMEs and better-paying jobs for our people.”

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