The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) has partnered with Axiomtek to help local companies, particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs), to embrace advance technologies such as AI and move up the value chain.
The Axiomtek Artificial Intelligence (AI) Starter Kit launched yesterday adds to MIDA’s on-going initiative to drive the country towards Industry 4.0.
During the launch of the AI Starter Kit, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of MIDA, Ahmad Khairuddin Abdul Rahim said, this launch marks MIDA’s deliberate effort to quash the industry’s perception that AI is difficult while realising the goals of Industry4WRD.
“We are optimistic that this cost-effective AI Starter Kit, that prioritises ease of AI implementation for SMEs, will bring deep commercial value to companies that are working towards harnessing the full benefits of cutting edge technology,” he said in a statement.
This launch is the beginning of a strategic programme that will be executed in phases to enable smooth implementation and adoption of AI technology within Malaysia’s industry ecosystem.
“This Axiomtek AI Starter Kit implementation embodies the spirit of integration, whereby the government, technology leaders, manufacturers, and research communities come together to co-create new solutions to jointly expand the limits of our collective capabilities.
“By empowering the local manufacturing ecosystem, various local universities are able to join in to create AI modelling and applications from the starter kits applicable for use by SMEs,” remarked Khairuddin.