SINGAPORE (Dec 4): Singtel today inked partnership agreements with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), respectively, to spearhead research & development (R&D) efforts in emerging technologies.

The first agreement is a five-year partnership which will see Singtel work with NTU Singapore and the National Research Foundation (NRF) Singapore, a department within the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), to establish a $42.4 million corporate lab called Singtel Cognitive and Artificial Intelligence Lab for Enterprises (SCALE@NTU).

The lab will see the development of applications for use in the areas of public safety, smart urban solutions, transportation, healthcare and manufacturing. Its research aims to resolve various challenges faced by cities in keeping their infrastructure facilities in tip top running condition.

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