CelcomDigi launches US$11.7mil state-of-the-art AI Experience Centre in boost to innovation ecosystem

  • Combines emerging technology AI, XR, and Metaverse to promote growth of remedies
  • Component of&nbsp, US$ 53.1mil&nbsp, devotion by Axiata &amp, &nbsp, Telenor to build&nbsp, world-class technology centre

Idham Nawawi, CelcomDigi CEO (5th from left), Fahmi Fadzil (6th from left), Communication Minister, and, Albern Murty (6th from right) CelcomDigi deputy CEO) with partners of its AI Experience Centre (AiX).

CelcomDigi Bhd unveiled its state-of-the-art CelcomDigi AI Experience Center ( AiX ) yesterday, which it describes as a one-stop immersive innovation and collaboration hub designed to inspire, advance, and inspire the development of world-class digital solutions across a range of industries and verticals. As part of the value Malaysia can expect from the 2022 merger between Telenor owned Digi and Axiata’s Celcom, the two sides committed to a US$ 53.13 million ( RM250 million ) investment&nbsp, to build a world-class innovation centre in Malaysia over five years. &nbsp, The AiX is part of the promise to deliver on this.

Supported by a wide ecosystem of leading global technology players and local partners who, together with CelcomDigi have invested a total ofUS$ 11.68 million ( RM55 million ) into the centre, AiX will serve as a focal point for cross-industry collaborations, leveraging emerging technologies such as 5G, Artificial Intelligence ( AI), Extended Reality (XR ), Robotics, Analytics and Metaverse. This creative facility is designed to drive fast technologies advancements and growth of new online startups, enterprises, and potential skills to build a burgeoning development ecosystem and fuel Malaysia’s digital transformation.

Launched by the Minister of Communications, Fahmi Fadzil, AiX provides an interactive experience combining look, sound, and feel, and functions real-world options ready for immediate deployment. The technologies and showcases may be updated regularly to provide new experiences to visitors and are built on a unit of continuous development and partnership. They are also set to be the epicenter of co-creation to facilitate quick experimentation and development of new technology solutions for the market.

Emerging technologies like AI are revolutionizing the world, and Malaysia may keep up with this development in order to create a prosperous online nation, according to Idham Nawawi, CEO of CelcomDigi. We made a strong determination to play a crucial role in the achievement of this goal more than 1.5 years ago by leveraging our greater combined abilities as a combined business to invest and promote digitalization, development, and green development for the country.

The AiX is seen as a realization of the federal benefit of Celcom-Digi’s 2022 acquisition, where their combined scale and capabilities you partner with international and regional modern tech giants to advance the creation of cutting-edge online solutions, making it a powerful ally to Malaysia’s online aspirations.

A thriving innovation ecosystem is crucial to the creation of a robust digital society, says AIX. In the fast-paced era of digital everything, speed of innovation is essential. We have therefore created AiX based on a model of strong partnerships and constant evolution, enabling us to co-create use cases for Malaysia with great potential at an accelerated pace. Together we have invested RM55 million to support this endeavor, said Idham, working with some of the most notable global tech and local ecosystem players.

He adds that CelcomDigi will continue to invest in the infrastructure, partnerships, and competencies needed to help Malaysia through its rapid technological advancements. The telco is determined to promote digital transformations across sectors and ensure that all Malaysians can benefit from the advantages of 5G, AI, and emerging technologies.

BoomGrow's Agritech solution is on display at the AI Experience Centre. Daniel Nesan (front), Head of Plant Science, BoomGrow with Fahmi and Idham.

Interactive simulations of solutions for a digital society

Located at CelcomDigi Hub in Subang Jaya’s Hi-Tech Park ( Digi’s previous headquarters ), AiX houses two main inspiring spaces called The Infinity and The Gallery.

The former is designed to provide visitors with immersive, interactive experiences of digital society simulations using cutting-edge audio-visual technology. To illustrate the transformative potential of emerging technologies, which are essential to enterprise growth, the Gallery space showcases a physical array of real-world industrial use-cases. These respective simulations display a range of 5G and AI-powered technologies and robotics across eight verticals namely manufacturing, logistics, energy, fleet, port, healthcare, education and agritech. 13 of the 45 solutions exhibited in the eight verticals are live use cases being tested with businesses in Malaysia.

AiX is also home to AI-RA, the first AI digital human and resident co-host of the centre’s immersive tours. While AI-RA interacts with visitors and explains the diverse use cases on display, she is accompanied by a family of autonomous robotics who perform a diverse range of tasks including perimeter surveillance, delivery of goods, entertainment, and personal assistance, demonstrating the power of combining AI and robotics to improve convenience for work, life, and play.

AiX also houses a collaborative space that serves as a cutting-edge live lab environment for interested parties- from startups to large-scale enterprises, and from academia to government- to co-create, test, and validate new solutions that pair 5G with other emerging technologies.

Build on a partnership model, AiX is powered by a strong, extensive and growing ecosystem of 40 global technology leaders, local partners and solution providers, from core partners Huawei and ZTE, to other collaborative partners AWS, Digital Nasional Bhd, Ericsson, Microsoft, SK Telecom, Softbank, Sumitomo, and Yinson, among others.

AiX will be accessible to visitors on a regular basis. To explore the potential of the digital society through immersive and interactive exhibits, technology and business partners, academia, government agencies, and corporate organizations are invited to visit the AiX.

AiX’s use cases will be updated on a regular basis to give visitors a better experience and allow co-creators to test the most recent technologies in keeping with the dynamism of the tech sector. Schedule a visit to learn how the CelcomDigi AI Experience Centre can inspire and advance Malaysia’s digital transformation at]email&nbsp, protected].

Fahmi getting a feel for robotics. Will his constituency service centre at Pandai Dalam (Bangsar South) see such a robot welcome constituents in the future? On the right is Kugan Thirunavakarasu CelcomDigi's Chief Innovation Officer.