Saturday, 1 September 2018

12,000 in Singapore to be taught AI basics for free

Singaporeans ranging from secondary students to working adults will get to pick up artificial intelligence (AI) basics for free as part of a programme called AI for Everyone (AI4E) unveiled on Thursday (Aug 30).

The three-hour programme, which targets 10,000 participants, aims to familiarise them with AI and help them understand how it can be used in their daily lives, said Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran at an event to commemorate the first-year milestone for AI Singapore (AISG).

It will also help dispel fears that AI will replace jobs, according to a separate joint fact sheet by AISG, Info-communications Media Development Authority  and the National University of Singapore.

AI for Industry (AI4I) will see 2,000 executives, as well as those technically inclined in AI, going through a subsidised three-month foundation course on developing basic AI and data applications to prepare them for future job opportunities.


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