Microsoft to invest RM10.5 billion over four years

Microsoft will be investing RM10.5 billion in Malaysia on cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructure over a period upto the year 2028.

This was announced Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at the AI National Leadership Forum which was also attended by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, said the investment, trade and industry ministry.

“This latest announcement by Microsoft is set to transform Malaysia into a leading digital hub regionally, while targeting to skill 300,000 Malaysians, as well as powering up the nation’s economic growth and inclusivity through innovative, cutting-edge technology.”

The cloud and AI infrastructure is expected to create 200,000 jobs.

Microsoft also plans to strengthen partnership with the government to establish a national AI Centre of Excellence and enhance the nation’s cybersecurity capabilities.

“We are committed to supporting Malaysia’s AI transformation and ensure it benefits all Malaysians.

“Our investments in digital infrastructure and skilling will help Malaysian businesses, communities, and developers apply the latest technology to drive inclusive economic growth and innovation across the country,” said Nadella during the Microsoft Build: AI Day here today.

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