The chief executive officer of Nvidia expressed interest in Malaysia as a potential location for the production of artificial intelligence. However, he did not confirm any discussions with a Malaysian company to establish AI data centers in the region.
Nvidia’s CEO, Jensen Huang, stated to media in Kuala Lumpur that YTL Corp., a Malaysian conglomerate, has potential to contribute to the establishment of AI data centers.
During a media roundtable, Huang refrained from verifying claims that Nvidia is negotiating with YTL, a company with diverse investments in utilities, telecommunications, cement, construction, and property development. However, he praised YTL for its exceptional leadership and impressive history.
According to the speaker, Malaysia is a crucial center for computing infrastructure in Southeast Asia. This requires access to land, facilities, and power, which are all of utmost importance. The speaker believes that YTL has the potential to make a significant contribution in this area.
Huang stated that Malaysia’s proficiency in packaging, assembly, and other manufacturing processes make it a suitable location for producing artificial intelligence. He mentioned that Nvidia is collaborating with 80 AI startups in Malaysia.
According to Huang, the data center infrastructure layer of computing is a crucial aspect of AI and cloud technology and has achieved great success in Malaysia.
It is predicted that Southeast Asia will become a center for AI computing as countries in the region require their own data centers to process and convert data into valuable insights. Traditional data processing centers were primarily used for storing data files and running applications, but AI requires a deeper understanding of each location’s culture, language, values, literature, and common sense, as noted by Huang.
“I am not familiar with the specific plans of every region, but I am confident that Southeast Asia will become a significant technology hub. It is currently excelling in areas such as packaging, assembly, and battery manufacturing. Additionally, it has strong capabilities in various aspects of the technology supply chain,” stated the speaker.