Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Alibaba Group officially launched the Alibaba-NTU Singapore Joint Research Institute (JRI) in February 2018. This is Alibaba’s first research institute on AI outside China.
The JRI aims to push the frontiers of AI to change the current technology-centric philosophy of AI research into one which is human-centric. The goal is make AI to become more effective, accessible and inclusive so that it can address future societal needs in ageless aging, new lifestyles and human-centered mobility.
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In order to nurture R&D talents in Artificial Intelligence and other related areas, Alibaba Group has launched the “Alibaba Talent Programme” in Singapore to support outstanding undergraduate and masters graduates to pursue their PhD degrees.More about this programme
A Research Team in Alibaba-NTU JRI Won Industrial Technical Excellence Award 2020
A research team in Alibaba-NTU JRI led by Prof Wen Yonggang won the Industrial Technical Excellence Award 2020 on the development and deployment of an integrated sandbox solution with industry-grade digital twin and AIoT for business continuity and energy efficiency.
Using AI technologies, we can address fundamental societal challenges such as ageing population which is a huge issue for cities with a rapidly ageing population such as Singapore. For example, virtual AI assistants can be deployed to improve work productivity and smart sensors can be used to watch the health of the elderly, with data stored on the cloud for continuous monitoring. These AI and cloud technologies will be developed and tested on the NTU Smart Campus to demonstrate the effectiveness of the solutions so that our partners can have confidence before taking them to the market in Singapore and rest of the world.Professor Subra Suresh, NTU Singapore President
We are excited to work with the best and brightest around the world such as researchers at NTU to develop smart solutions for our future. Alibaba has been dedicated to working on technology breakthroughs and practical applications of AI, and this collaboration is another example of how we are advancing our technological leadership globally for better living and enabling businesses worldwide through innovation.Mr Jeff Zhang, Chief Technology Officer of Alibaba Group