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October 23, 2023

Microsoft Invests $3.2 Billion to Expand AI and Cloud Computing in Australia

In Brief

Microsoft is investing $3.2 billion to strengthen AI and cloud computing in Australia, aiming to meet the rising demand for AI-driven cloud services.

Thd initiative includes skills training and cybersecurity expansion, signifying Microsoft’s dedication to Australia’s progress in the AI era.

Microsoft to Invest $3.2 Billion in Expanding AI and Cloud Computing in Australia

Microsoft has announced an investment of A$5 billion ($3.2 billion) over the next two years to bolster its AI and cloud computing capabilities in Australia. This move is part of a broader initiative to address the rising demand for cloud computing driven by the increasing prevalence of AI technologies. 

In addition to enhancing its computing capacity in Australia, the company will provide skills training to 300,000 Australians and expand its cyber threat information-sharing agreement with the Australian Signals Directorate.

The investment will enable a 250% increase in computing capacity, addressing the growing need for cloud computing services as AI adoption continues to rise. Moreover, the company aims to expand its data center footprint in Australia from 20 sites to 29.

“This is a major investment in the skills and workers of the future. We need to provide the skills to enable Australians to succeed in the jobs of the future,” said Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

Microsoft President Brad Smith described the A$5 billion investment in Australia as the company’s largest ever in its 40-year history in the country, highlighting its dedication to fostering growth in the era of artificial intelligence.

Australia’s Grand Vision for AI

Reuters reported that Microsoft’s recent findings indicate that generative AI could potentially boost Australia’s economy by up to A$115 billion annually by 2030, emphasizing the transformative potential of AI in the country. However, calls for regulatory measures to address issues like bias, copyright infringement, and privacy concerns in AI technology persist despite the absence of AI-specific regulations in Australia.

Australia is embracing generative AI technologies. A few weeks ago, Australian education ministers approved a national AI framework, allowing the use of AI systems, including ChatGPT, in all Australian schools from 2024. The framework is designed to provide responsible guidelines for integrating AI technology in schools, addressing privacy concerns and its potential to replace traditional teaching methods. 

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Agne Cimerman
Agne Cimerman

Agne is a journalist who covers the latest trends and developments in the metaverse, AI, and Web3 industries for the Metaverse Post. Her passion for storytelling has led her to conduct numerous interviews with experts in these fields, always seeking to uncover exciting and engaging stories. Agne holds a Bachelor’s degree in literature and has an extensive background in writing about a wide range of topics including travel, art, and culture. She has also volunteered as an editor for the animal rights organization, where she helped raise awareness about animal welfare issues. Contact her on [email protected].

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