Google has released an “AI Opportunity whitepaper” to aid ASEAN governments in leveraging AI’s potential. The paper outlines policy recommendations for ASEAN member states (AMS) on how to maximize the benefits of AI. Three key suggestions include investing in innovation infrastructure, building an AI-ready workforce, and promoting inclusive adoption and accessibility. Google has also pledged to support infrastructure, skilling, and accessibility efforts through various initiatives. These include partnering with the Singapore government to launch AI programs, supporting AI Singapore to organize cross-sector industry roundtables, and launching an AI Policy and Skilling Lab for Southeast Asia.
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