KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 – The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Microsoft Malaysia to establish a strategic partnership to explore the benefits of the artificial intelligence (AI) industry.

The agreement was signed by MCMC chairman Tan Sri Mohamad Salim Fateh Din and Microsoft Malaysia managing director K. Raman, witnessed by Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil, at the launch of the MCMC-Microsoft AI TEACH programme on Thursday.

Through the MoU, MCMC and Microsoft Malaysia will collaborate to explore the socio-economic benefits of AI, including efforts to prepare the future workforce with AI knowledge and digital skills.

Additionally, the collaboration will see the adoption of Microsoft software by MCMC to pioneer the use of AI and approaches to responsible AI adoption.

The MCMC-Microsoft AI TEACH programme comprises four main modules: Introduction to AI, Introduction to Generative AI, Using AI to Enhance Employability, and Ethical Use of AI.

Through the MCMC-Microsoft AI TEACH programme, 1,600 community members near the National Information Dissemination Centre (NADI), especially vulnerable groups, will receive training and certification in AI skills after attending two-day physical classes.

The programme will help increase participants’ employability through the MyFutureJobs job matching initiative under the Social Security Organisation.

In the pre-launch programme held earlier in June, 151 participants completed the training.


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