India has given the green light for the construction of three semiconductor plants valued at 1.26 trillion rupees (USD 15.2 billion) in an effort to boost its electronics industry and reduce its dependence on imported chips. The decision to build these plants aligns with the ‘Make in India’ initiative, which was introduced in 2014 to position India as a global center for design and manufacturing.

Read more: 'Make in India' Initiative Spurs Billion Semiconductor Investment

The Indian government has approved a funding package of INR 10,300 crore (USD 1.24 billion) for its IndiaAI mission. This program aims to support India's AI innovation ecosystem and improve access to computing infrastructure across the country. The strategy includes initiatives such as IndiaAI Compute Capacity, IndiaAI Innovation Centre (IAIC), and IndiaAI FutureSkills.

Read more: India Boosts AI and Semiconductor Sectors

CelcomDigi Berhad is partnering with Amazon Web Services to utilize AWS’ capabilities in jointly developing ground-breaking artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, with a focus on enhancing operational efficiency and user experience. The company will establish an AI Sandbox at its Innovation Centre using Amazon Bedrock— a fully managed solution that provides high-performing foundation models from top AI businesses.

Read more: AWS, CelcomDigi to Develop GenAI Solutions in Malaysia

Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (Indosat) has partnered with Nokia to introduce Bell Labs' learning and certification programs to university students in Indonesia, aiming to improve the country's digital talent competencies.

Read more: Indosat, Nokia to Boost Indonesia’s Digital Talent and AI Adoption Capabilities

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