April 25, 2024
Technology

Singapore Institute of Technology announces new Centre for AI in collaboration with NVIDIA, ETCIO SEA


The Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) today announced its new Centre for AI built in collaboration with NVIDIA. The Centre aims to bolster AI adoption across industries as well as develop an AI talent pipeline that will contribute to Singapore’s aim of tripling the number of AI practitioners within the next five years.

The SIT Centre for AI has commenced research & development (R&D) projects to accelerate industry and government adoption of AI. It offers comprehensive end-to-end technological support, innovative solutions, and co-supervision by SIT and NVIDIA experts to industry partners. It is dedicated to assisting the industry with the customisation and refinement of foundational and generative AI models, as well as fostering the development of cutting-edge AI applications tailored to meet specific needs.

SIT’s undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in Infocomm Technology (ICT) programmes and the Industrial Doctorate and Industrial Master (ID/IM) programmes have also begun to work on real-world projects powered by relevant NVIDIA AI technologies that will greatly upskill them.

Professor Susanna Leong, Vice President (Applied Research), SIT, said, “As AI continues unlocking new capabilities for industries across the world, we look forward to forging ahead in nurturing talent and building the competencies of the next generation for the thriving AI industry. The inauguration of this Centre, built in collaboration with NVIDIA, symbolises our dedication to fostering an AI ecosystem of creators and users for businesses and talents to thrive on the global platform to address the evolving landscape of generative AI.”

Dr Ng Aik Beng, Senior Regional Manager of the NVIDIA AI Technology Centre, said, “Generative AI is ushering in a new era of economic opportunity. Through our collaboration with SIT, NVIDIA aims to support research and development to help organisations accelerate AI adoption throughout the region.”

This centre, which SIT and NVIDIA are collaborating on, is the first of its nature and scale in the region. The Centre offers a comprehensive suite of AI solutions from inception to full-scale implementation. Both SIT and NVIDIA are co-supervising applied research projects to assist potential AI adopters in their transition, to prime them for the future AI economy. This will equip corporations, including SMEs, with the tools and support they need for successful AI integration.

With the Singapore government investing $1 billion into AI over the next five years, the potential of AI to help businesses stay competitive is clear, and the Centre aims to bridge the AI expertise gap between industries and their capabilities.

Powered by NVIDIA accelerated computing, the Centre will present opportunities for industry partners to testbed AI products. It will further support project collaboration on NVIDIA AI software solutions and access to expert advice from NVIDIA. This includes NVIDIA AI Enterprise software such as NVIDIA NeMo, an end-to-end platform for developing custom generative AI models from anywhere. NeMo includes tools for training, retrieval-augmented generation, guardrailing and toolkits, data curation tools, and pretrained models, offering enterprises an easy, cost-effective, and fast way to adopt generative AI.

  • Published On Apr 3, 2024 at 07:33 AM IST

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