Malaysia is on the brink of an AI transformation, as Prime Minister Anwar recently revealed on Facebook, following a meaningful discussion with Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang and YTL Power’s Managing Director, Dato’ Yeoh Seok Hong.
This encounter underscores the country’s commitment to becoming a leading force in the AI sector.
Nvidia, known for its accelerated computing and as the world’s sixth-largest company by market capitalization, has agreed to assist in developing Malaysia’s AI ecosystem.
The discussion with Nvidia focused on Malaysia’s potential to be among the top 20 AI-advanced nations.
PM Anwar emphasized the necessity of world-class AI infrastructure in Malaysia to cultivate local talent and encourage AI-driven innovation.
In this strategic collaboration, Nvidia will support Malaysia’s AI aspirations, including establishing an AI excellence center for facilitating learning and research, as well as creating a dedicated Malaysian AI Cloud system.
Recognizing Malaysia’s capability to serve as an AI hub, Nvidia’s involvement is a significant endorsement of Malaysia’s technological potential.
The collaboration with Nvidia is complemented by a partnership with YTL Corporation.
Together, they aim to construct cutting-edge AI infrastructure, including the development of some of the fastest supercomputers in Malaysia by mid-2024.
This initiative, involving a RM20 billion investment by YTL in AI data centers and the latest Nvidia H100 supercomputers, is set to revolutionize various sectors, from healthcare to transportation.
Nvidia’s commitment to Malaysia marks a clear signal of the country’s attractiveness as a prime investment destination for global tech leaders.