Developing AI specialists through collaboration


(Front row, from left) Cheong, Lim and Hoo at the MOU signing to implement AI development training.

A partnership has been formed between a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, an Internet solutions provider and a secondary school in Malaysia to implement artificial intelligence (AI) development training.

Huawei Malaysia is the first company in the Asia Pacific to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Jenexus Holding Sdn Bhd and Chong Hwa Independent High School, the first independent secondary school in Malaysia to be a part of the Huawei Atlas AI Talent Development ecosystem programme.

The partnership sets a milestone in the Malaysian education landscape as the programme is expected to nurture a pool of savvy young talents who are proficient in developing AI technologies.

This will ensure that Malaysian talents remain relevant for future employability.

Chong Hwa Independent High School principal Cheong Moey Lian said, “We are proud to be the first independent high school in the country chosen for this programme.

“As technology becomes a necessity in our daily lives today, it provides vast possibilities for those who master it.

“We are excited to experience how this series of coursework with the Atlas 200 Developer kit and Huawei Cloud AI ModelArts can empower our students to be expert AI developers.”

According to Huawei, the AI industry is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years and demand for AI specialists has never been greater.

Globally, Huawei has been playing an important role in nurturing AI talents and is committed to grow these talents in the market where it has a presence.

Huawei Malaysia is harnessing its expertise to grow AI-related roles as a catalyst to spur economic growth in the country.

Collaborative engagements with partners and learning institutions is a vital component to grow the AI industry in Malaysia.

Together with the tools and case studies available in the Huawei Ascend Developer ecosystem, the programme aims to bring immersive AI experience and knowledge to all its users.

Huawei Malaysia Cloud and AI vice-president Lim Chee Siong said: “Huawei is committed to nurturing young digital talents to equip them with skill sets that are highly sought after, as they forge the future of Malaysia’s Industrial Revolution 4.0.

“As a leader in ICT solutions, Huawei continues to be committed to developing creative solutions to fulfil the technology gaps in the country and be a catalyst for Malaysia’s economic growth.”

With the emphasis on developing quality AI talents, Huawei Malaysia and Jenexus Holding Sdn Bhd will be providing their expertise, resources and technical support to the coursework deliverables to ensure that they are on par with global standards.

Jenexus Holding Sdn Bhd managing director Desmond Hoo said, “As a leading company in providing business network services, business IT development, business cloud as well as business software development and business digital segment, we are thrilled to be Huawei’s chosen partner for the Atlas AI Talent Development programme, which will benefit both students and teachers.”

Leveraging on cloud expertise from Huawei Malaysia’s collaborative partner, Jenexus Holding will assist Huawei in providing cutting edge AI technology training to Chong Hwa’s teachers and teaching assistants.

This includes providing and updating of teaching aids and courseware support, such as Huawei Atlas-related literature, AI basic theories, Atlas-series product innovation, hands-on experiments as well as relevant industry case studies.

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