DBS is working with Amazon Web Services to equip more than 3,000 of its employees with basic skills in artificial intelligence and machine learning, so that the bank can better tap these new technologies to grow its business.

To this end, DBS and AWS have jointly launched the DBS x AWS DeepRacer League. 

DBS employees will learn the basics of AI and ML by taking part in a series of hands-on online tutorials, before they put their new skills to the test by programming their own autonomous model race car.

These ML models are then uploaded onto a virtual racing environment where employees can experiment and iteratively fine-tune their models as they engage each other in friendly competition.
The DBS x AWS DeepRacer League will be run completely online powered by AWS, a leading cloud platform provider.

DBS employees with the flair at this game can pit their skills at more advanced levels of competition.

For example, Ray Goh, executive director of technology & operations (picture) was the global champion in the recent virtual AWS DeepRacer League F1 ProAm Event run held in May 2020.

This tie-up with AWS is part of DBS’ on-going digital transformation efforts. 

“We have never believed in limiting digital expertise to a small team,” says Paul Cobban, the bank’s chief data and transformation officer.

“Instead, we passionately believe in democratising technology skillsets among all employees, so that they can run alongside the company as we advance on our digital transformation together,” he adds.