According to Huawei’s press release, the company has launched a “virtual” artificial intelligence (AI) academy in Singapore, offering 140 free online courses on artificial intelligence, 5G, cloud computing, and big data. The Chinese technology giant said its goal is to certify 1,000 ICT engineers in the country by the end of next year.
In his opening address at the inaugural online Summit today, Nicholas Ma, Chief Executive Officer of Huawei International, thanked its Singapore partners, who have helped Huawei Singapore Enterprise’s 2019 revenue increase by 20% year-on-year, with 68% increase in total certifications obtained by business partners. Themed Stay Together, Win Together, the Summit was attended by over 1,000 partners and customers.
According to Huawei’s plan, it will invest SGD 5 million this year in Singapore to strengthen joint solution innovation with local partners and nurture the ecosystem.
Upskilling and training ICT professionals through the new Virtual AI Academy:
Users will now be able to access the AI Lab’s applications easily via the cloud. Local small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) will be eligible to access and explore industry-focused digital transformation solutions that are supported by Huawei.
The AI Lab’s capabilities have been further enhanced through its integration with the Virtual AI Academy. Huawei will offer Singaporeans free online training opportunities with over 140 sets of courses in Artificial Intelligence (AI), 5G, cloud computing, and big data that will boost reskilling and upskilling. These courses are designed to train and certify all levels of users, from amateurs to ICT professionals.
According to the officials, In the next quarter of 2020, Huawei will also launch Cyber Range courses to equip SMEs and partners with necessary cybersecurity skills.
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