Malaysian government to prioritise VR and AR adoption for training

The Malaysian government has spoken about the importance of AR and VR technologies featuring in the future of training. This follows a VR and AR seminar about TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) organised by logistics specialists Azimuth International in partnership with reality integrators Holovis.

The conference took place in Malaysia on October 10, 2019 and featured demonstrations from Holovis of its innovations utilising emerging technology platforms for virtual manufacturing, Industry 4.0, advanced engineering and smart city development.

This included use cases on how these technologies, integrated with Machine Learning and AI, can enhance safety and training, reduce costs, improve productivity and aid predictive maintenance.

M. Kulasegaran, human resources minister, said: “This is the technology of the future. If we do not adapt to it, we will lag behind. In moving towards innovative technology, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality comprises of advanced visualisations and software solutions which can be applied in various sectors including automotive, aerospace, construction and manufacturing solutions. Such innovations and tools are immensely dynamic and applicable in TVET training and jobs in the future. This new approach will prepare the younger generation to face the change in the landscape of the jobs and the embrace of future jobs.”

Datuk Seri Suresh E Abishegam, director of Azimuth International explained: “The aerospace, automotive and oil and gas industries have long used AR/VR technology in their industry. If the country wants to produce skilled people in these areas, TVET students need to be exposed and provided with knowledge about this technology.”

Stuart Edgington, data & analytics innovation at Holovis, said: “The adoption of emerging technologies is already proving to have a transformational effect when it comes to increasing efficiency, knowledge transfer and unlocking previously inaccessible insights into how a business is truly functioning from the revolutionary data that we are getting back.

“To ensure high adoption and optimum efficiency these solutions need to be implemented to solve a real business challenge in a way that no other solution can, not just as technology for the sake of it. That along with making platforms intuitive and easy to use can very quickly make an impact across an organisation, industry and even country economy.”

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