EDB-NVIDIA Partnered to Develop the Next Generation of Artificial Intelligence Talent in Singapore



New partnership between Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and NVIDIA has resulted in the launch of a Future Talents Program. This program aims to develop and train talented individuals that specializes in Artificial Intelligence in Singapore. Through it, 30 postgraduate scholarships will be awarded to Singaporeans (and PRs).

Additionally, NVIDIA's role in the program will be to mentor the Master's and Ph.D. candidates with skills needed to address specific needs in the AI field. For more information, do check out the full press release down below.


Full press release below:

EDB-NVIDIA Future Talents Program to Develop the Next Generation of Artificial Intelligence Talent in Singapore

Program to Advance Singapore’s AI Agenda


SINGAPORE—October 24, 2017—NVIDIA Corporation (NVIDIA) today announced the launch of the EDB-NVIDIA Future Talents Program, a partnership between NVIDIA and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) to develop and train a strong pool of AI talent in Singapore.

Under the program, 30 postgraduate scholarships will be awarded to citizens or permanent residents of Singapore to study neural networks, machine learning and architecture development for graphics processing units (GPUs). Together with local universities, NVIDIA will mentor the Master’s and Ph.D. candidates to develop AI skills that address industry specific needs.

“Electronics enables the adoption of AI in applications such as autonomous vehicles, advanced manufacturing, and fintech,” said Mr. Chng Kai Fong, Managing Director of EDB. “Singapore’s strong electronics ecosystem brings us closer to our vision to be a Smart Nation. The EDB-NVIDIA Future Talents Program will help us to build the next generation of AI talent in Singapore, and strengthen our position as a hub for AI development and adoption.”

“Electronics enables the adoption of AI in applications such as autonomous vehicles, advanced manufacturing, and fintech,” said Chng Kai Fong, Managing Director of EDB. “Singapore’s strong electronics ecosystem brings us closer to our vision to be a Smart Nation. The EDB-NVIDIA Future Talents Program will help us to build the next generation of AI talent in Singapore, and strengthen our position as a hub for AI development and adoption.”

In conjunction with the Future Talents Program, NVIDIA will establish an AI Lab at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

“Through the scholarships and the establishment of the AI Lab in SUTD, NVIDIA hopes to nurture AI talent that can help Singapore with its Smart Nation initiatives. Our GPUs are transforming industries across the world and we believe that we can help Singapore transform and advance with deep learning,” said Raymond Teh, Vice President of APAC Sales and Marketing, NVIDIA.


EDB-NVIDIA Future Talents Program to Develop Next Generation of AI Talent in Singapore


About EDB

The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), a government agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry, is responsible for strategies that enhance Singapore’s position as a global centre for business, innovation, and talent. We undertake investment promotion and industry development, and work with international businesses, both foreign and local, by providing information, connection to partners, and access to government incentives for their investments. Our mission is to create sustainable economic growth, with vibrant business and good job opportunities for Singapore. For more information on EDB, please visit www.edb.gov.sg.

About NVIDIA

NVIDIA’s (NASDAQ: NVDA) invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI — the next era of computing — with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world. More information at http://nvidianews.nvidia.com/.




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