|AI Singapore was launched by the National Research Foundation and is tasked to develop deep national capabilities in artificial intelligence (AI), creating social and economic impact by building the country’s AI talent pool. The AI Apprenticeship Programme (AIAP) is a full-time nine-month program to train and groom local Singaporean AI talent, in line with the nation’s focus in deepening national capabilities in AI not only in terms of technology but also skill sets and talents. The AIAP is a deep skilling program, and successful applicants to the AIAP are expected to have prior knowledge in AI and machine learning.|
The program is fully subsidized by the Singapore government, and apprentices are paid a monthly stipend. Apprentices deepen their skills not only in AI, machine learning, and deep learning but also in software engineering for model deployment into production in the first two months of the program. From the third month onwards, apprentices will complete sprints of 10 x 3 weeks or 15 x 3 weeks on a real-world AI project from AI Singapore’s 100 Experiments (100E) program. Each 100E program is co-funded by the industry to up to SGD500,000 and is expected to solve real-world business problems. This leads to significant productivity gains, costs savings, and new products and solutions for the industry.