At a ceremony to mark their 50th year in Singapore, German microchip maker Infineon Technologies announced that they will make Singapore its first global AI innovation hub by 2023. The plan includes the upskilling of more than 1,000 of its 2,200 employees here and the deployment of about 25 unique AI projects covering the entire value chain of activities by 2023
And AI Singapore is excited to partner with Infineon on this endeavor to empower the next generation of employees. In this collaboration, AISG will help Infineon develop company-wide AI literacy, enable their staff to upskill themselves and learn data science and AI in Python and recognise their internal AI talents via the Chartered AI Engineer professional qualification.
“AISG is excited to play a part in contributing to Infineon’s digital transformation and training journey. As the national AI programme, our key thrusts are to anchor deep national capabilities in AI and to groom local AI talents. As AI becomes more pervasive and with Singapore moving into becoming a smart nation, it is important that our people are not only AI-aware, they will also be AI-enabled and ready to be producers and users of AI products and services.” – Laurence Liew, Director of AI Innovation, AI Singapore
Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat witnessed the event held at Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific Headquarters in Singapore.
(L-R): Laurence Liew, Director of AI Innovation, AISG, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, Chua Chee Seong, President and MD of Infineon AP and Pamela Leong, VP of Human Resources, Infineon AP