On 24 October 2017, Mr Chng Kai Fong, Managing Director, EDB announced the launch of the EDB-NVIDIA Future Talents Program, a partnership between EDB and NVIDIA to develop and train a strong pool of artificial intelligence (AI) talent in Singapore. He was speaking at the NVIDIA AI Conference at Suntec City which saw over 1,000 attendees.
Under the programme, 30 postgraduate scholarships will be awarded to citizens or permanent residents of Singapore to study neural networks, machine learning and architecture development for GPUs (graphics processing units). 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."