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The AI Singapore Community is Launched!

We are pleased to make the above announcement!

Bringing you social networking 👍

Since AI Singapore was established in 2017, we have engaged with various organisations, communities and individuals in Singapore’s artificial intelligence space. From the early days on, we have had a community forum, especially popular with our LearnAI members for discussing course material. It has now been superseded by the AI Singapore Community social network with more powerful features.

Join the Community! 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏃🏿‍♂️

As you read this article, look at the header of the page. If you do not already have one, register for a LearnAI account (1️⃣). Choose the free LearnAI and Community Membership plan.

Once you have registered, proceed to login (2️⃣). After that, you are ready to enter the AI Singapore Community (3️⃣) !

If you are familiar with Facebook, you will be perfectly at home here.

You can see the activities in the Community in the form of a continuous newsfeed.

Interest Groups 👥

The Community is made up of spaces called Groups. Each group caters to a specific interest in the world of AI/Machine Learning/Data Science. Whether you are interested in the technical deployment of an AI model or the business transformative aspects of AI, join a group that interests you. If you feel really passionate about a topic that no one else is talking about yet, you can start your own and attract like-minded folks! Be sure to follow the guidelines when doing so.

Of course, we have not forgotten our LearnAI members who have found the original forum so useful. We have set up dedicated groups you can join to make your AI journey more fruitful.

Discussion Forums 💬

Forums are found within groups to provide a structured environment for fruitful discussions to take place. We hope that as you discuss, learnings take place and everyone wins. Do observe the Code of Conduct put in place.

Social Networking 🙋

What is social networking without a personal page? Here, you can tell the Community more about yourself.

Found someone you think will be interested in a collaboration? Drop him/her a private message! Or make a call for collaborators in the Seeking Collaborators group.

Got business problem or solution? 🤝

We provide spaces for people to come together in the AI Solution Seekers and AI Solution Providers groups. Spell out your business problem and look for offers. Or go out and show what cool stuff you can deliver.

Where’s the party? 📣

If you are organising an event for the AI/ML/Data Science community, you will want to broadcast the details in the Events group. We look forward to seeing a vibrant calendar of happenings in Singapore’s AI scene.

And much more …

As the Singapore AI ecosystem strengthens and matures, we hope the AI Singapore Community social network serves the needs of those interested in AI, regardless of their specialty or the stage in their journey. All are welcome under one roof. Come right in and see!

Egypt Adopts AI Singapore’s AIAP and AI4E to Upskill Nation

AISG and Egypt’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) have signed signed a cooperation agreement to implement in Egypt two of AISG’s premier talent development programmes in AI, the AI Apprenticeship Programme (AIAP)® and AI for Everyone (AI4E)®. This collaboration will help Egypt in its strategy to launch capacity-building programmes to propel the country’s AI capabilities.

This move comes shortly after Egypt announced last week the launch of its national AI platform to embrace and embed AI technologies, information and network globally.

The virtual ceremony which took place on 12 July 2021 was witnessed by Singapore’s Minister for Communications and Information and Minister in Charge of Smart Nation and Cybersecurity, Mrs Josephine Teo and Egypt’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology, H.E. Dr Amr S. Talaat. The signatories to the agreement were AI Singapore’s Director of AI Innovation, Mr Laurence Liew and Advisor to MCIT’s Minister for AI Dr Golestan Radwan. In attendance were also the Singapore Ambassador to Egypt, Mr Dominic Goh and Egyptian Ambassador to Singapore, H.E. Mahmoud El Maghraby.

The first thrust of the collaboration will have AISG conduct a one-time training for a newly formed 10-member core Egyptian team on how to implement and run AISG’s award-winning AIAP. This training is expected to run for up to four months. Subsequently, the trained Egyptian experts will then cascade their knowledge by training their counterparts. The AIAP is a full time 9-month deep skilling programme that trains and grooms AI talents to work on real-world AI projects and enhances career opportunities in AI-related roles.

AIAP was launched by  AISG in early 2018  out of a need to groom local AI talent to research, develop and deploy AI solutions for Singapore’s industry, under AISG’s flagship 100 Experiments Programme (100E). 100E helps local companies solve their business problems through the co-development of AI solutions and by helping companies build their own AI teams. Since then, AIAP has been recognised by the industry as a successful innovation and talent accelerator programme, with over 150 AI engineers trained and hired in the industry to date.

In recognition of AIAP’s innovation in talent development, IDC awarded AISG as one of the country winners in the 2019 “Talent Accelerator” category. The success of the AIAP model can be adopted by any organisation through the AIAP eXternal collaboration model (AIAP-X). They can partner AISG to build their own AI talent, leveraging AIAP best practices, content, know-how and engage AISG as advisors, similar to the collaboration with Egypt. 

A second thrust of the collaboration will involve Egypt translating AI4E to the standard Arabic national language for a nationwide promotion. Started in 2018, AI4E is an effort to demystify AI for the public and companies. This 3-hour online course has also been adopted by Singapore’s secondary schools, junior colleges, polytechnics and institutes of technical education to groom students in AI literacy. To date, more than 41,000 people in Singapore have completed AI4E and the nation is enroute to reach its target of 100,000.

“AI Singapore is honoured and excited to be part of Egypt's strategy to launch capacity building programmes for its country. We are pleased that Egypt has selected AISG’s AI Apprenticeship Programme and AI for Everyone to accelerate its own AI talents. This is a testament that AISG’s talent development models are effective, can be scaled and adopted globally. We hope that with the introduction of these two programmes, Egypt will realise its ambition to be an AI-Aware nation.” said Laurence Liew, Director of AI Innovation, AI Singapore.

Laurence Liew

"We believe the Singaporean experience in AI is an impressive one that deserves to be shared with the world. The AIAP is quite unique and we believe it is vital as a next step after students graduate from university or other training programs. The gap between what students learn in courses and what is expected of them in real-life AI projects is quite large, and a person can only be considered ready for the job market if they have at least had one experience of working on an end-to-end project within a professional team, solving a real problem."

Dr Golestan Radwan

Like Singapore, Egypt has embarked on a more digitalised future with an ambitious AI strategy over the past few years. This collaboration between AISG and Egypt will continue to promote international cooperation in areas related to AI and capacity building in digital skills. The collaboration will also see new opportunities for AI companies in both countries. AISG will partner with Singapore’s agencies and trade associations to bring 100E AI companies and others into Egypt and the region.

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