National University of Singapore Establishes AI Institute
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NUS Launches AI Institute, Focuses on Integrating AI Into SG Society

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The National University of Singapore (NUS) is fully embracing new technology as it establishes the NUS AI Institute (NAII) with the goal of further exploring AI capabilities that will be beneficial to society, including in healthcare and education.

Through fundamental research, the NAII’s main goal is to successfully integrate AI into addressing societal issues, conduct research, regulate the usage of AI, and address the ethical concerns and risks surrounding it.

To kickstart the research, the NAII researchers initially received an S$8 million grant and another S$20 million investment from NUS to further study various research areas, including foundational AI research, policy and societal implications of AI, and real-world applications across various domains.

Additionally, the institute is set to collaborate with the government to study societal needs in education, healthcare, finance, sustainability, logistics, and manufacturing, as well as industry partners including IBM and Google Cloud, to harness innovation.

Kicking off its operations on March 25, the NAII is led by Professor Mohan Kankanhalli of the NUS School of Computing and includes over 20 principal investigators from different disciplines across the university.

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