Malaysia PM wants to use AI in government

Artificial intelligence can improve public service delivery in the region, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said. “ASEAN has the opportunities to leapfrog its cognitive artificial intelligence development,” he said, using the technology in “enhancing its delivery system, for example in healthcare and natural disaster management”. Prime Minister Razak was speaking at the end of the first day of the two-day US-ASEAN Summit, when leaders met with the CEOs of IBM, Microsoft and Cisco. The region needs to develop AI further to also make it cheaper for businesses to use it, he added. However, this could mean that robots will replace jobs in the region, the tech bosses warned. Employees who could lose jobs would have to pick up new skills, the Malaysian Prime Minister added. Governments in the region have…


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