In line with Malaysia’s goal to become a high-tech industry destination by 2025, MIMOS, an agency under the Ministry of International Trade & Industry Malaysia; and Microsoft have jointly established an Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) Centre in Malaysia named ‘Centre of AI for Future Industry (CAIFI)’.

The strategic collaboration signifies the commitment by both parties to accelerate the nation’s shift to Cloud, placing Malaysia on the roadmap to be a digital-first nation as strategized under the National Policy on Industry 4.0.

The partnership between MIMOS and Microsoft was announced by Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI) Datuk Darell Leiking during his visit to the Microsoft Headquarters in Redmond, United States as part of the Ministry’s Trade and Investment Mission.

Congratulating Microsoft and MIMOS on their partnership, Darell said, “Amongst the key learnings from countries that have already embarked on their Industry 4.0 transformation are the need to pay attention and adopt modern technologies into the nation’s digital plan and ecosystem.”

“The Centre will deliver capacity development for rapid response government policy making, and tools required to increase intelligence and leverage on modern technologies such as AI in Malaysia. It is hoped to create a culture of innovation and continuous learning to enhance the adoption of Cloud,” he added.

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