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MIMOS and Microsoft Malaysia collaborate to provide IoT and AI to SMEs (New Straits Times)

(From L to R) Thillai Raj, MIMOS Chief Technology Officer, YB Datuk Darell Leiking, Minister of International Trade and Industry and K Raman, Managing Director, Microsoft Malaysia addressing the media at the MoU for AI Development between Microsoft Malaysia and MIMOS Berhad in Kuala Lumpur on the 10th December 2018
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MIMOS Bhd and Microsoft Malaysia are working together to provide an Internet of Things (IoT) platform and artificial intelligence (AI) to local companies especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

MIMOS chief technology officer Thillai Raj said a laboratory will be built using Microsoft technology while MIMOS would develop a suitable solution.

"We want SMEs to adopt latest technologies in the face of Industry Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0) and one of the key elements is AI."

"Companies who want to conduct research and technology development could not do so as cost is quite high and moreover, there are not many capable AI technology companies in Malaysia."

"Hence, MIMOS will develop the infrastructure using Microsoft technology to enable SMEs and young entrepreneurs to adopt AI in their business."

"MIMOS has expertise in this field and want to see more technology and innovation used within the local industry," he said at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between MIMOS and Microsoft in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

The signing was witnessed by Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Datuk Darell Leiking. Also present was Microsoft Malaysia managing director K Raman.

Commenting on the partnership, Darell said AI is one of the key elements that must be adopted in the country's ecosystem under the IR4.0 initiative. He said AI has high value in business and able to contribute an estimated US$3.9 trillion by 2022.

To read the rest of the article, please use this link: https://news.microsoft.com/en-my/2018/12/10/microsoft-malaysia-partners-with-mimos-to-establish-ai-and-iot-schools-in-malaysia-and-launches-a-cloud-for-global-good-in-asia/


By New Straits Times | January 4th, 2019

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