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AI to drive skilled workforce, job creation in high-tech sectors
Published on: Wednesday, May 15, 2024
By: Bernama
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AI to drive skilled workforce, job creation in high-tech sectors
Malaysia is coming up with a set of AI governance and code of ethics on the back of increased interest in AI businesses.
PETALING JAYA: The adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in education, training, and research is expected to cultivate a skilled workforce and stimulate job creation in high-tech sectors, said Securemetric Bhd chief technology officer Sea Chong Seak.

Furthermore, he said it will support economic diversification.

Sea said he foresees that the government initiatives to hasten the pace in building an AI nexus would create a skilled workforce capable of developing, implementing, and managing AI technologies in the future.

“The future of AI is not about replacing humans but augmenting human capabilities and human-AI collaboration.

“AI will increasingly work with humans in collaborative settings, enhancing decision-making, problem-solving, creativity, and innovation across various domains,” he told Bernama.

Sea noted that AI technologies could improve the delivery of public services in areas such as healthcare, transportation, and education by leveraging AI-driven solutions for smart cities, healthcare analytics, and personalised education.

He said AI technologies provide employees with access to AI-powered tools and platforms that enhance their productivity which could lead to economic growth by allowing businesses to produce more with fewer resources, ultimately boosting output and profitability, he said.

As AI becomes more extensive, there will be increasing emphasis on ethical AI development and deployment, including addressing issues such as bias, fairness, transparency, accountability, privacy, and security to ensure that AI technologies benefit society as a whole.

He said collaborating with international partners in AI research and development can provide access to expertise, resources, and markets.

“Malaysia can participate in global AI initiatives, partnerships, and knowledge-sharing networks to stay in touch with the latest advancements and leverage international opportunities for economic growth.”

Recently, the government allocated RM20 million for the establishment of the faculty of AI at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

He said Malaysia is also coming up with a set of AI governance and code of ethics on the back of increased interest in AI businesses, expanding their reach and accessing new markets.

Besides this, an announcement was made about the collaboration between YTL Power International Bhd and US-based Nvidia Corp to develop AI infrastructure and introduce the fastest supercomputers to Malaysia by mid-2024.

Sea said AI will transform education by personalising learning experiences, adapting to individual student needs, providing real-time feedback, and enhancing teacher productivity.

However, he said access to high-quality AI education may be limited, especially in rural areas or schools with fewer resources, lack of awareness and exposure to the opportunities and applications of AI.

“Aligning AI education with industry needs and trends can be challenging as the field evolves rapidly.

“Ensuring that students learn relevant skills and technologies that are in demand by employers requires close collaboration between academia and industry,” he said.

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