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The First Overseas AIoT Innovation Bootcamp in Singapore has been Launched by Huawei
January 15, 2020 News


Huawei has launched the premier of Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) Innovation Bootcamp in Singapore, where aspiring students from National University of Singapore (NUS), Temasek Polytechnic (TP) and Singapore Polytechnic (SP) get together to learn, experiment and explore AIoT technologies and applications.

This AIoT bootcamp makes Singapore the first overseas country in the world to host this. This programme was done before and it was held domestically in China at several prestigious universities such as Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Southeast University and Tianjin University.

There are six Singapore teams comprising of 18 students that will learn about AI & IoT knowledge in Huawei’s 5G-powered Artificial Intelligence (AI) lab, in Changi Business Park, where AI, 5G and Cloud technology are well-equipped. The AI lab offers 5G testbed, extensive AI support and enablement ranging from ModelArts, Huawei’s one-stop AI development Platform to some of the most innovative IoT developer boards and kits. Before proceeding to implement their own practical applications at the bootcamp, students will be able to gain hands-on experience by participating in trainings and workshop opportunities.

Students using ModelArts can work with different supporting tools which include ExeML, Model Deployment, and Rapid and Simplified Model Training among others, while learning from Huawei’s extensive courses on topics of AI, Internet of Things (IoT), 5G and more.

Prof. Tan Wee Kek from NUS School of Computing Science said “The bootcamp provides an excellent opportunity to impart AIoT knowledge to our students and expose them to innovative cutting-edge technologies from Huawei. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet-of-Things (IoT) are two of the most important modern technologies. The concept of Artificial Intelligence of Things synergises AI and IoT to create smart solutions for the future.”

“Compared to our previous bootcamps in China, Singapore students are more proactive and more collaborative in the classroom and have a strong sense of teamwork.” Wei Biao, Huawei IoT Certified Architect commented.

Upon achievement of the bootcamp, the six teams will complete a project in two months. Afterwards, the top two winning teams will represent the entire Southeast Asian region to compete among 20 teams worldwide in Huawei’s ICT Competition 2019-2020 Global Final, which will be held in Shenzhen in mid May 2020. NUS team was invited to participate with a wild card last year and won the 3rd prize at Huawei’s ICT Competition.

This initiative provides participating students with a robust platform to enhance their AI and IoT knowledge, acquire application skills, and drive propensity for innovation. Serving as a key step in bridging talent from around the world, Huawei’s AIoT Innovation Bootcamp is one of Huawei’s continued efforts in fostering collaborations with higher learning institutions and empowering the growth of AI & IoT talents in Singapore.