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When work feels like play

By Dr Sharlene Thiagarajah | June 1, 2024

IMMERSIVE technology has the creative power to transport us from our everyday reality into a digital world layered with interactive information, basically, blurring of lines between the physical and digital! The truth is, immersive tech is nothing new, there were many before us that tried to make a go at it, to some cartoonish effects. […]

Protecting the core of AI

By Dr Sharlene Thiagarajah | April 29, 2024

RAISE the topic of AI in any setting and you will face a deluge of conflicting opinions. On the flip side, proponents advocate that humanity will be better off in the next decade thanks to accelerated productivity and enhanced quality of life. My take is that AI is here to stay and take flight whether […]

TM R&D: Industries need AI to maintain competitiveness

By TM R&D | April 1, 2024

PETALING JAYA: Industries should adopt artificial intelligence (AI) to maintain their competitiveness, according to the research and innovation arm of Telekom Malaysia Bhd, Telekom Research & Development Sdn Bhd (TM R&D). AI could boost productivity, facilitate better decision-making, improve customer satisfaction, and generate novel solutions, it said. TM R&D chief executive officer Sharlene Thiagarajah said […]

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The R&D multiplier

By Dr Sharlene Thiagarajah | March 30, 2024

THE bold invitation to Europe to invest here will have a significant impact on Malaysia’s local economy. On the upside, the advanced technologies, expertise and innovative practices of these countries are bound to challenge Malaysian industries to further modernise, become more competitive and move up the complexity chain on the global front. The local economy […]

Finessing the dance of prosperity

By Dr Sharlene Thiagarajah | February 24, 2024

MALAYSIA, since the 80’s, has made some right moves to spur economic growth, moving from low-income to middle-income GDP, the dipstick to assess a “successful” economy. Today, middle income is not good enough, we want economic dynamism for a higher growth curve. I argue that taking GDP as a measure of economic wealth may not […]

A trillion dollar economy

By Dr Sharlene Thiagarajah | January 27, 2024

MALAYSIA is determined to be a developed country by 2025 despite riding some rough weather in the last few years. We can’t help but look around us for signs that the worst is over and our economy will be on track to realise the Madani vision, and emerge as a trillion-dollar economy by 2036. The […]

Pizza parties don’t cut it

By Dr Sharlene Thiagarajah | December 30, 2023

I recently chanced upon reports detailing the inane number of activities companies are organising for their staff in the name of promoting the wellness factor. These businesses showcase how much they care and are doing in the name of wellness, and their impact on employees’ “happiness index”. As I thought about the why’s and how’s, […]

Be a leader, not a boss

By Dr Sharlene Thiagarajah | November 29, 2023

STARTING out is always hard to do. I have often shared stories with colleagues about our experiences in the early days – revising presentations into the wee hours, dealing with tough managers, or terrified rides in the lift with the boss going up 21 floors! Bosses, or rather leaders, are vital. A good leader, nay […]

Ethics take centre stage in rapid AI development

By TM R&D | November 13, 2023

The growing integration of artificial intelligence (AI), particularly in scaling smart devices, is sparking concerns about the ethical and safety standards practised by businesses that employ AI. While AI systems are already deployed across many domains of daily life, including employment, transport, education, health and even the justice system, there is a gap that needs […]

How IoT Solutions Bring Malaysian Enterprises Towards Greater Success

By TM R&D | November 10, 2023

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the network of physical objects or “things” embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies that enable them to connect and exchange data over the internet. These objects can range from everyday devices such as smartphones, smart thermostats, and wearable fitness trackers to more complex systems like industrial machinery, […]

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