Global semiconductor giant Intel recognizes three Malaysian students and an instructor for their innovations in the field of artificial intelligence as a part of the company’s AI World Affect Pageant program.
It is a one-of-a-kind program launched in 2021 as a step towards its worldwide digital readiness initiative.
The widely popular Intel AI Global Impact Festival event witnessed the tremendous participation of more than 10,000 students, next-generation engineers, and future developers from 135 countries around the world.
According to Intel, over 230 AI Improvements were submitted by event participants, with 14 of them originating from Malaysian students and professors.
Managing Director of Intel Malaysia, AK Chong, said, “We are pleased to be working with CREST, MIDA and MPC to prepare and develop the next generation of Malaysians for the future, and are pleased to see our investments in digital readiness programs already bearing fruit in Malaysia.”
He further added that the submitted ideas were very amazing, and they serve as a terrific example of how well-thought-out AI can improve people’s lives in a variety of ways. In the ‘AI Enthusiasts’ over 18s category, Mohd Farith Ibrahim was among three winners recognized globally as a ‘Grand Prize Winner.’
His novel idea is to create an artificial intelligence system, powered by Intel software and libraries, that, once installed in a car, would monitor CO emissions and issue an alert message if they increased.
Farith received a $5,000 prize, an Intel-powered laptop computer, along with mentorship and internship opportunities with Intel. Additionally, students who participate in Intel’s AI for Youth programs in Malaysia can now earn points that the country’s Ministry of Education will officially recognize.