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Primeur weekly 2018-07-03

Quantum computing

Scientists pump up chances for quantum computing ...

CEA uses Atos simulator at the CCRT to explore the potential of quantum computing in industry ...

Focus on Europe

European parliament votes in favour of EuroHPC JU ...

European Commission welcomes Parliament vote on plans to establish EuroHPC JU ...

Report European Investment Bank: Financing the future of supercomputing - How to increase investments in high performance computing in Europe ...

Looking back on a successful PRACEdays18 ...

Middleware

Aerodynamic science reveals the best position in a peloton of 121 cyclists and calculates unexpected drag reduction for the athletes thanks to the largest simulation ever done in sport ...

Hardware

WatermelonBlock Partners with IBM Watson using its Supercomputer to let crypto investors know what the market is thinking ...

Tech Automotive Leaders Join Forces on Next-Generation In-Vehicle Networking Technologies for Autonomous and Connected Vehicles ...

Chayora Celebrates Major Milestone as It Nears Completion of Phase 1 of Its First Facility at Its Tianjin Hyperscale Data Centre Campus in China ...

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay deploys Cray to Power Research and Education ...

Lisa Compute Cluster expanded with GPUs for machine learning ...

Mellanox announces agreement with Starboard ...

Applications

Simulation for grid transmission and distribution ...

Futuristic data storage ...

GA4GH streaming API htsget a bridge to the future for modern genomic data processing ...

Department of Energy taps Argonne to lead effort focused on energy-water systems ...

Researchers discover new enzyme paradigm for critical reaction in converting lignin to useful produce useful products ...

SenseTime debuts in Singapore by signing MOU with local giants NTU, NSCC and Singtel ...

New simulations break down potential impact of a major quake by building location and size ...

AI learns the art of debate ...

Tiny sensors may help avert earthquake damage, track sonar danger, "listen" to pipelines ...

BNAs improve performance of Li-ion batteries ...

RUDN chemists have completely changed the direction of Diels-Alder reaction ...

UMass Amherst geoscientists offer new evidence for how the Adirondack Mountains formed ...

A galactic test will clarify the existence of dark matter ...

The Cloud

HPE accelerates data insight and action across the enterprise with latest Edgeline capabilities ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise commits $4 billion to accelerate the Intelligent Edge ...

SenseTime debuts in Singapore by signing MOU with local giants NTU, NSCC and Singtel

2 Jul 2018 Singapore - SenseTime, an industry-leading artificial intelligence (AI) company, signed memoranda of understanding (MOU) with three leading Singaporean organizations, namely Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), National Supercomputing Centre of Singapore (NSCC), and Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel). The parties aim to collaborate broadly, leveraging strengths and customer base of each other, to advance AI research, accelerate digitalization for both established corporates and SMEs, and develop AI-based solutions catering to industrial and institutional needs, both in Singapore and Asia.

As Singapore has strong commitment in advancing AI research and applications, SenseTime views its footprint in Singapore a critical step to the company's international expansion. With the recent launch of the Singapore operations, SenseTime aims to join hands with government, academia, research, and industry. Martin Huang, Managing Director of SenseTime Singapore, described these MOU as a key milestone, "NTU, NSCC and Singtel are all leaders in their own areas; it is our honor to have the opportunity to partner with them all on AI research, development and applications. As Singapore serves as SenseTime's international hub, we're committed to building an AI ecosystem with our local partners and servicing our customers with leading AI technologies. We look forward to promoting the development of AI in the ASEAN region with their partnerships."

Professor Lam Khin Yong, Vice President (Research), NTU, said, "As one of the top universities in the world for artificial intelligence (AI) research, we are confident that our partnership with SenseTime to set up a joint research centre will lead to the development of cutting-edge technologies and skilled talents in the field of AI. This collaboration is also very timely as NTU seeks to become a Smart Campus - a living testbed for the technologies of tomorrow, in line with Singapore's drive to become a Smart Nation. Given NTU's and SenseTime's complementary strengths and expertise, we can look forward to innovative AI-based solutions for better living and learning, to benefit people, communities and businesses in Singapore and beyond."

NSCC's Chief Executive Associate Professor Tan Tin Wee expressed a similar level of enthusiasm. "As the largest provider of AI algorithms in China, SenseTime has been at the forefront of AI research. We are excited to work with SenseTime in the areas of research, development and industry adoption. With this partnership, we will build upon and extend NSCC's existing petascale distributed HPC infrastructure. We hope to achieve and bridge the HPC ecosystem by setting up a GPU-accelerated, AI-centric, supercomputing infrastructure and platform."

"This partnership and the recent investment in SenseTime by our corporate venture arm Singtel Innov8 speaks to our growing cooperation and commitment to innovation across the region," said Arthur Lang, CEO of International Group at Singtel. "We look forward to collaborating with SenseTime to grow our AI capabilities and drive the adoption of AI technology across Asia. Given the Singtel Group's regional footprint and digital eco-system, we see many opportunities to leverage AI -- from innovative retail technology solutions to smart city projects."

Mr. Kiren Kumar, Assistant Managing Director of Singapore EDB, witnessed the signing of the MOU. On behalf of EDB, he thanked SenseTime for choosing Singapore to base its international hub and R&D operations. He believes that SenseTime's presence in Singapore will be an invaluable addition to Singapore's growing AI ecosystem of private and public partners like Singtel, NTU and NSCC, among others.

The signing of these MOU is quite significant for SenseTime's Singapore operations as well as the company's international expansion. Spanning across a wide range of academia, industry and government agencies, these partnerships will likely play an important role in accelerating AI developments in Asia.

Last September, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visited SenseTime's Beijing office and exchanged thoughts and ideas with SenseTime Founder Professor Xiao'ou Tang. He also experienced the company's AI technologies such as facial recognition and image recognition capabilities. SenseTime was the only company that PM Lee stopped over during his China visit. In April this year, SenseTime raised US$600 million in its Series C round of financing, in which Singapore sovereign fund Temasek was one of the major investors.

Source: Nanyang Technological University

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Primeur weekly 2018-07-03

Quantum computing

Scientists pump up chances for quantum computing ...

CEA uses Atos simulator at the CCRT to explore the potential of quantum computing in industry ...

Focus on Europe

European parliament votes in favour of EuroHPC JU ...

European Commission welcomes Parliament vote on plans to establish EuroHPC JU ...

Report European Investment Bank: Financing the future of supercomputing - How to increase investments in high performance computing in Europe ...

Looking back on a successful PRACEdays18 ...

Middleware

Aerodynamic science reveals the best position in a peloton of 121 cyclists and calculates unexpected drag reduction for the athletes thanks to the largest simulation ever done in sport ...

Hardware

WatermelonBlock Partners with IBM Watson using its Supercomputer to let crypto investors know what the market is thinking ...

Tech Automotive Leaders Join Forces on Next-Generation In-Vehicle Networking Technologies for Autonomous and Connected Vehicles ...

Chayora Celebrates Major Milestone as It Nears Completion of Phase 1 of Its First Facility at Its Tianjin Hyperscale Data Centre Campus in China ...

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay deploys Cray to Power Research and Education ...

Lisa Compute Cluster expanded with GPUs for machine learning ...

Mellanox announces agreement with Starboard ...

Applications

Simulation for grid transmission and distribution ...

Futuristic data storage ...

GA4GH streaming API htsget a bridge to the future for modern genomic data processing ...

Department of Energy taps Argonne to lead effort focused on energy-water systems ...

Researchers discover new enzyme paradigm for critical reaction in converting lignin to useful produce useful products ...

SenseTime debuts in Singapore by signing MOU with local giants NTU, NSCC and Singtel ...

New simulations break down potential impact of a major quake by building location and size ...

AI learns the art of debate ...

Tiny sensors may help avert earthquake damage, track sonar danger, "listen" to pipelines ...

BNAs improve performance of Li-ion batteries ...

RUDN chemists have completely changed the direction of Diels-Alder reaction ...

UMass Amherst geoscientists offer new evidence for how the Adirondack Mountains formed ...

A galactic test will clarify the existence of dark matter ...

The Cloud

HPE accelerates data insight and action across the enterprise with latest Edgeline capabilities ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise commits $4 billion to accelerate the Intelligent Edge ...