The landscape of technology in the world is changing every day, and Asia has emerged as one of the most important players. For this reason, many tech giants are investing in South Asian countries to develop infrastructure and boost the country’s economy. Adding on to this trend, Google and its parent company, Alphabet has announced that it will be collaborating with the Malaysian government to develop the country’s digital sector.
This collaboration is aimed towards helping the government incorporate technology into the system for seamless function. According to Google, this collaboration will help businesses of all sizes increase their digital competitiveness by incorporating digital infrastructure, artificial intelligence innovation and cloud-first policies. Google also has an AI system called ‘Bard’, which in the beginning plummeted Google’s share prices but now it is gaining traction.
This is nothing new to Google; it has been investing in Malaysia for quite some time, and in the last year alone, Google was responsible for creating 47,900 jobs in the country and contributed an estimated $2.8 billion as economic benefits to local businesses. Moreover, Google is also planning on providing digital training opportunities to Malaysians from different backgrounds. Google Cloud, Cloudmile and Tainocate are coming up with their learning path, which will include online courses to help people better understand the applications of generative AI and concepts like cloud computing. These learning paths will be available free of cost, and it is expected to support upskilling of almost 300,000 Malaysian nationals.
The incorporation of technology will help Malaysia in a variety of ways; it will help the country to maintain a cloud database which will require a lot less maintenance as compared to the legacy IT systems. On top of that, it will also reduce the time and cost of maintaining or fixing the system while being far more efficient. This collaboration has the potential to change the country of Malaysia and improve the lives of its citizens.