The Royal Thai Government and Google have announced a strategic collaboration to enhance Thailand’s digital competitiveness and accelerate AI innovation.
- The Thai government and Google have formed a strategic partnership to enhance Thailand’s digital competitiveness and accelerate its cloud-based digital transformation.
- The establishment of a Google cloud region in Bangkok is expected to contribute $4.1 billion to the Thai economy and create 50,000 new jobs by 2030.
- Google is committed to providing access to digital technology and cloud system skills for all Thais, promoting inclusivity and technological advancement.
- The partnership aims to focus on digital infrastructure investments, secure and responsible AI adoption, cloud-first policies, and improving digital skills accessibility for Thais.
The Royal Thai Government and Google have announced a strategic collaboration to enhance Thailand’s digital competitiveness and accelerate AI innovation. The partnership aims to focus on four key pillars: investing in digital infrastructure, promoting secure and responsible AI adoption, establishing a cloud-first strategy, and making digital skills more accessible to Thais.
Google plans to establish a data center in Thailand and bring its first cloud region to Bangkok. The collaboration will also involve joint initiatives to accelerate AI adoption in the public sector and strengthen cybersecurity measures. Additionally, Google will offer scholarships and learning programs to help Thais develop digital and cloud skills.
Google Cloud has recently announced its plans to establish its first cloud region in Thailand. In collaboration with the government, Google Cloud has confirmed that the cloud region in Thailand will be located in Bangkok. This strategic move aims to bring the power and benefits of Google Cloud services closer to businesses and organizations in Thailand, enabling them to leverage advanced cloud technologies for their digital transformation initiatives.
The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES) and Google Cloud are collaborating to leverage generative AI (gen AI) and harness the power of Google Cloud technologies for the efficient development of scalable solutions that benefit the public. This partnership aims to focus on priority areas such as e-government services, financial technology, healthcare, education, and transportation.
In collaboration with MDES and the Board of Investment of Thailand (BOI), Google is providing an additional 12,000 Google Career Certificate scholarships through its Samart Skills program. This program was initially introduced in October 2022, and with this new offering, Google’s total commitment now stands at 34,000 scholarships. These scholarships aim to assist more individuals in Thailand in acquiring valuable skills and obtaining professional certifications, all at no cost. The focus areas of these certificates include cybersecurity, data analytics, IT support, e-commerce, and digital marketing, all of which are in high demand in the job market.
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