Temus, a digital transformation services company, has entered into a partnership with AI Singapore (AISG) to accelerate AI innovation and adoption among companies in Singapore.
The partnership, which was formalized through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed at the AISG premises, aims to contribute to the National AI strategy and reinforce Singapore’s position as a global AI hub.
Under the MOU, Temus and AISG will collaborate to promote AI adoption, develop new AI technologies, solutions, and applications for Singapore-based firms, and provide training, resources, and mentorship to nurture local AI talent.
The collaboration will also encourage AI adoption and deployment among organizations under AISG’s flagship 100 Experiments (100E) program, which is designed for AI-ready companies with suitable resources and data.
An important aspect of the partnership is to provide guidance on data collection, preparation, and governance to assist companies that lack the prerequisites for AI readiness.Temus will support these companies in deploying and maintaining AI solutions and products.
The partnership will also lead to more 100E projects from Temus’ ecosystem of partners and customers, resulting in more opportunities for Singaporeans to deepen their AI skills in AISG’s AI Apprenticeship Programme (AIAP).
The partnership will also create new opportunities for businesses to harness the potential of AI and equip their leaders with the necessary tools to navigate the digital revolution.
This will include jointly delivering AI for Leaders seminars, a by-invite-only monthly event for business leaders and decision-makers to gain industry insights on the latest developments in AI and understand how AI solutions can deliver better business outcomes.
According to Matt Johnson, Temus’ Managing Director for AI & Data, companies harness AI’s power to increase agility, creativity, and engagement, improve operational efficiency, enhance customer experience, increase innovation, manage talent better, and improve risk management. However, he emphasized the importance of using AI ethically and responsibly and balancing automation with human skills and empathy.
Minister for Communications and Information Josephine Teo had earlier announced last Month in Parliament that the Singapore government is raising awareness of the value of artificial intelligence (AI) and potential across the wider economy and society as demand for AI talent will likely outpace supply.
She highlighted the government’s efforts to grow the local AI talent pool through initiatives such as the National AI Strategy and the TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) initiative.
Mrs Teo also announced that the government will partner with AISG to introduce an AI Investigatorship, targeting top-tier AI researchers who can mentor promising local talent.
She noted that AISG has conducted various AI literacy outreach efforts, with over 100,000 participants attending its AI for Everyone programmes and courses designed for younger audiences.