MDEC to set up AI unit


  • Business
  • Friday, 05 Jul 2019

Chief executive officer Surina Shukri(pic) said the unit would comprise a mix of local and international experts to ensure Malaysia is on the right track to develop an AI ecosystem.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Digital Economy Corp (MDEC) is establishing an artificial intelligence (AI) unit to support the setting up of the National AI Framework, which is now more than 50% ready.

Chief executive officer Surina Shukri said the unit would comprise a mix of local and international experts to ensure Malaysia is on the right track to develop an AI ecosystem.

She said the international experts have been identified and are ready to help Malaysia develop the industry.

Citing an example, she said the United Kingdom has a similar AI unit with all the related agencies coming together and focusing on AI.

“We are still in the process of getting the feedback. The topic is important and we need to make sure we think of the right aspects,” she said at a briefing. — Bernama


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