BUKIT LANJAN: Is Malaysia’s education system producing human capital with innovative minds in science and technology?

Much like the cars that competed in the DARPA Grand Challenge, Google’s cars take advantage of sensors and software to navigate the world around them. The size of the technology has just shrunken a bit.
 BUKIT LANJAN: Is Malaysia’s education system producing human capital with innovative minds in science and technology?

The global race to perfect safe self-driving technology is reaching dizzying heights or even peaking.

It’s set to not only revolutionise driving and motoring, it is also going to affect or render certain jobs obsolete.

“We don’t need to hire drivers anymore. We don’t need taxi or lorry drivers, we don’t need to …,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

He said science and technology was progressing at such break-back speed that “those who choose to ignore the effects of technology or disruptive technology will be left behind in progress”.

“As I have mentioned or stated in previous blog posts, the majority of Malaysians don’t seem to be taking disruptive technology seriously or taking it lightly.

“They ignore the effects of disruptive technology. Not only that. Is our federal government and its agencies doing enough, especially the Education Ministry, to help prepare Malaysians and its human capital for the future?

“I think not, at the moment. If they are, then there would be an urgent review and revamp of education policies and training programmes to ensure that our human capital is not only competent, productive and efficient, but also competent in the correct skills as demanded by technology and employers.

“Why do you think we have so many and a growing chronic problem of unemployable graduates?,” he asked.

Stanford’s vehicle dubbed “Stanley” took first place in the 2005 Grand Challenge, finishing the 132 mile race in six hours and 54 minutes. Stanford’s racing team worked alongside Volkswagen Electronics Research Laboratory to create the vehicle, which featured five LIDAR lasers, a video camera, and a GPS system.
Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan, said The Star Online’s Tech News titled “Delphi partners with Innoviz for self-driving technology” “is so important in innovative technology but how many Malaysians are really interested in it?”

“Are there any tertiary education programmes in public universities in Malaysia even running or offering education in this field?

“Yes, sadly, we are only forever good at playing catch up in science and technology. We do not inspire innovative minds in our education system,” he added.

Syed Razak said educators in Malaysia must quickly sit down and brainstorm how the education system could be reviewed and revamped for growth and the future via innovative minds in science and technology.

“If not, we will forever be trying to achieve developed nation status,” he added.

Here’s the tech news report for you to chew on:

"Tech News
Home > Tech > Tech News
Monday, 21 August 2017 | MYT 2:00 PM

Delphi partners with Innoviz for self-driving technology



Delphi, which is focusing on self-driving vehicles and advanced safety systems, has been benefiting from continued automaker interest. — Reuters
Delphi Automotive Plc said it has partnered with laser-based sensor maker Innoviz Technologies to improve vehicle safety for self-driving cars, after making a minority investment in the Israel-based company.

Innoviz's LiDAR technology allows self-driving cars to identify objects at far distances, allowing them to travel at high speeds safely, Delphi said.

Many self-driving experts regard LiDAR as a crucial component, along with other sensors such as cameras and radars.

Automakers have intensified the race to build self-driving cars and are investing in sensors that help these cars navigate on roads with poor or faded lane markings and potholes.

Delphi, which is focusing on self-driving vehicles and advanced safety systems, has been benefiting from continued automaker interest.

Founded in January 2016, Innoviz is backed by investors including Vertex Venture Capital and Magma Venture Partners. — Reuters
"


N.37 LET BUKIT LANJAN SOAR WITH SYED ABDUL RAZAK ALSAGOFF

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

BUKIT LANJAN: Malaysia, please stop rejecting, killing talent! Talent needs to be honed!

BUKIT LANJAN: Meritocracy in education policies and system is still just a Malaysian dream!

BUKIT LANJAN: Schoolgirl’s death deserves thorough police probe for justice to be served!