KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 — Malaysia, uniquely located at the heart of Southeast Asia, is well-positioned to be a leader of research in and development of the ethics in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said today.

“It is important that we build the necessary data and AI capabilities to ensure our industries, government and people are able to take advantage of the opportunities being offered,” he said in his speech at the launch of the Next Big Tech Asia 2019 annual conference and exhibition on AI and Data here today.

Emphasising that Malaysia recognises the potential and opportunities that data and AI have to offer, Gobind said that according to a recent study by the International Data Corporation, the Big Data and analytics software market in Malaysia is forecast to reach RM595 million by 2021.

Gobind stressed that three key components – talent, trust and ethics – are required to develop a proper AI and data ecosystem.

— BERNAMA

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