Public positive over Microsoft's RM10bil investment in Malaysia


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 22 May 2024

KUALA LUMPUR: Public perception of the announcement that Microsoft's would invest RM10.5bil to develop Malaysia's artificial intelligence (AI) capacity is mostly positive.

Bernama went to the ground to talk to Malaysians about their thoughts of the investment and many said it would help put the country back on the map and make it more appealing to other foreign investors.

On May 2, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar said that the RM10.5bil investment in the country was the largest single investment by Microsoft in its 32 years in Malaysia.

Anwar said the investment will greatly support the government's focus on developing artificial intelligence (AI) capacity in the country.

"This investment covers the development of cloud systems and infrastructure and AI, the creation of AI skill opportunities for an additional 300,000 people, the establishment of a National AI Centre of Excellence, enhancing the nation's cyber security capabilities and supporting the growth of the system developer community in Malaysia.

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