About Laurence Liew

Laurence Liew

Laurence Liew

Passionate about growing our own timber. I am currently the Director for AI Industry Innovation and AI Makerspace in AI Singapore.
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How Did AI Singapore Build a “200” Strong All-Singaporean AI Engineering Team With the Blue Ocean Strategy?

The classic management book Blue Ocean Strategy by Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne describes the business environment using the terms ’red ocean’ and ‘blue ocean’. Blue ocean strategy is the simultaneous pursuit of differentiation and low cost to open up a new market space and create new demand. It is about creating and capturing uncontested market space,

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AI Apprenticeship Programme

PLUS-Skilling Not Re-Skilling Needs To Be the New Norm

AI Singapore runs a very successful apprenticeship programme – the AI Apprenticeship Programme (AIAP). Started in 2018, the AIAP is now into its 6th batch of apprentices. More than 90% of our graduates secure an AI job before they complete the 9-month programme. More information about the AIAP programme can be found below. In short,

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HPC to Deep Learning from an Asian Perspective

Big data, data science, machine learning, and now deep learning are all the rage and have tons of hype, for better—and in some ways, for worse. Advancements in AI such as language understanding, self-driving cars, automated claims, legal text processing, and even automated medical diagnostics are already here or will be here soon. In Asia,

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AI Innovation

Want an AI Team? Don’t Recruit. Grow your own!

If you want to build your AI team, unless you have the deep pockets of Google or Facebook, you need to find more creative ways to build up that AI/ML engineering talent. AI Singapore is a Singapore government funded programme hosted by the National University of Singapore which also means the salaries we can pay

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AI Apprenticeship Programme

Becoming an AI Apprentice – A Field Guide

Updated 10th Feb 2020 This is version 3 of the “So you want to become an AI Apprentice”. We have now renamed this resource as “Becoming an AI Apprentice – A Field Guide”. We expect to update this resource often. This field guide lays out the skills we expect candidates applying to the AI Apprenticeship

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AI Innovation

So you want to become an AI Apprentice?

Updated 3 Feb 2020 The AI Singapore’s AI Apprenticeship Programme (AIAP)™ is one of AI Singapore’s popular programme, with on average 120-160 applicants every time we open for an intake. It is also rumoured to be very hard to get into, according to friendly sources from the ground. This article will share what it takes

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AI Innovation

Excuse me, are you a Singaporean AI Engineer?

Last Friday (16th August 2019) we had AI Singapore’s (AISG) AI Apprenticeship Programme (AIAP)™ batch #2 graduate after 9 months of training, which consisted of 2-months of intense self-directed learning and ten 3-weeks sprints which they delivered a minimum viable AI model to our 100E* project sponsors. With this batch, AI Singapore Industry Innovation team

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AI4K™

Four public AI for Kids (AI4K™) workshops were recently conducted during the June school holidays. With support from Facebook and the National Library Board (NLB), 120 enthusiastic participants had a good and enriching time learning and creating basic AI solutions. And to promote inter-generational learning, 18 Singaporean PMETs were selected as the pilot batch of

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The Hundred-Page Machine Learning Book

This is an excellent book for those that studied AI 10, 20 or 30 years ago, and need a quick weekend refresher course. In 100-pages, the author takes the reader through the basics of machine learning with sufficient maths of the core algorithms and neural networks. I would not recommend this book if you have

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