The Singtel Cognitive and Artificial Intelligence Lab for Enterprises (SCALE@NTU) is a S$42.4 million and 5-year collaboration jointly established by NTU, Singtel and the National Research Foundation Singapore in December 2017 to support Singapore’s transformation into a Smart Nation and help enable the country’s digital economy.
SCALE@NTU aims to develop applications for use in the areas of public safety, smart urban infrastructure, transportation, healthcare and manufacturing. Under the collaboration, Singtel’s subsidiary NCS has developed next-generation products & platforms to tackle the challenges faced by cities. These include innovations in the areas of advanced machine learning and AI algorithms for intelligent transport, IoT, robotics, computer vision and audio analytics.
This partnership is expected to deliver technical disclosures, file patents as well as expand the product range of Singtel and its regional info-communications technology subsidiary NCS. It will also train more than 100 researchers, engineers and students from NTU and Singtel in the areas of AI, data analytics and edge intelligence. Such capabilities are relevant and beneficial to Singapore’s Smart City ecosystem.