Kazakhstan to Build Supercomputer

On February 12th, Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry, and the national welfare fund Samruk-Kazyna, signed an agreement with Presight aI Ltd., a United Arab Emirates-based software and artificial intelligence (AI) company. The parties will join together for a project to create a supercomputer and build a data processing center in Kazakhstan. 

Kazakhstan’s Minister for Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry, Bagdat Musin, earlier spoke about the importance of creating Kazakhstan’s own LLM (large language model) for introducing AI into all spheres of the economy, as well as into e-government. He also commented that AI will significantly boost the development of the financial services, healthcare, energy and manufacturing industries.

It is hoped that the launch of a supercomputer will consolidate Kazakhstan’s place as Central Asia’s AI leader, and will make it possible for the country to rent computing power to its neighboring states.