Microsoft $2.2 Billion Investment in Cloud and AI Services in Malaysia

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On Thursday, Microsoft announced its plan to invest $2.2 billion in Malaysia over the next four years. This investment aims to expand cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) services, representing the company’s latest effort to promote generative AI technology in Asia.

Microsoft’s investment, marking its largest in Malaysia over its 32-year history, will encompass the development of cloud and AI infrastructure. It will also involve the creation of AI-skilling opportunities for 200,000 individuals and support for the country’s developers, the company announced.

Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella said “We want to make sure we have world class infrastructure right here in the country so that every organisation and start-up can benefit,” during a visit to Kuala Lumpur.

Following a meeting with Nadella on Thursday, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim stated that the investment aligns with Malaysia’s endeavors to enhance its AI capabilities.

Microsoft is broadening its efforts to foster AI development on a global scale. Nadella recently unveiled a $1.7 billion investment in nearby Indonesia and revealed plans for Microsoft’s inaugural regional data center in Thailand.

Source: Reuters

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