Ten days after it received approval from China’s State Administration for Market Regulation, NVIDIA has completed its US$7 billion acquisition of Mellanox Technologies.
If things had gone as originally planned, NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) would have been done and dusted by now. But the coronavirus has forced the conference to go digital with NVIDIA Founder and Chief Executive Officer Jensen Huang set to deliver his keynote address on May 14, 9pm (Singapore time).
It’s a case of preparing them early as Singapore Polytechnic (SP) became the first polytechnic in the country to offer a full-time diploma in applied artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics from April next year.
Singapore will be focusing on four technology areas to build the foundation for its digital transformation. These are artificial intelligence (AI) and data science, cybersecurity, immersive media, and Internet of Things and future communications infrastructure.
At the opening of Infocomm Media Business Exchange at Marina Bay Sands Singapore Convention Centre, Minister for Communications and Information Dr Yaacob Ibrahim noted that “they are exciting fields with bright prospects in their own right, and they have great potential to transform other industries and enhance people’s lives”.
Artificial Intelligence and Data Science
The nation has established AI.SG, a national programme with funding of up to S$150 million to boost Singapore’s AI capabilities.