National Artificial Intelligence Strategy



National AI Strategy: The next key frontier of Singapore's Smart Nation Journey


The National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy is a key step in our Smart Nation journey. It spells out our plans to deepen our use of AI technologies to transform our economy, going beyond just adopting technology, to fundamentally rethinking business models and making deep changes to reap productivity gains and create new areas of growth.


We have identified 5 National AI Projects in transport and logistics, smart cities and estates, healthcare, education, and safety and security, where AI technologies will be used to address key challenges and deliver strong social and/or economic impact for Singapore and Singaporeans. The National AI strategy also outlines five key enablers to anchor a vibrant and sustainable AI ecosystem, to drive AI innovation and adoption across the economy.


Find out more in the National AI Strategy document below.


National AI Strategy

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National AI Strategy (Summary)

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National AI Projects

If you have ideas or solutions that can contribute to our 5 National AI Projects, or have new National AI projects to propose, please fill up this form. We will reach out to you after we have evaluated your proposal.


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Transform your business with AI

No matter the size of your company, you can begin your AI transformation journey today by building up your technological capabilities and digital infrastructure. There are many avenues where companies can receive support from the Government. If you are a company that is already adopting AI, take part in data sharing initiatives to promote greater use of AI, and contribute to a trusted environment by adopting AI governance initiatives. Find out more about the resources to support businesses in their AI transformation journey:


SMEs can leverage the sector-specific Industry Digital Plans, which provide a step-by-step guide on the digital solutions to adopt at each stage of a company’s growth.


SMEs can leverage the sector-specific Industry Digital Plans, which provide a step-by-step guide on the digital solutions to adopt at each stage of a company’s growth. The 100 Experiments programme supports companies in deploying AI in a co-investment model. The AI Makerspace is a new national platform to support SMEs and start-ups to jump start their AI journey.


The Digital Services Lab provides a suite of tools to help companies and developers to build AI solutions and leverage AI technologies.


The T-Up programme helps local SMEs build up technological capabilities and develop innovative products and services, by seconding A*STAR scientists and research engineers to aid in the SMEs’ R&D projects for up to two years.


The Trusted Data Sharing Framework guides companies in establishing data sharing partnerships with each other.


The Model AI Governance Framework provides detailed and readily implementable guidance to private sector organisations to address key ethical and governance issues when deploying AI solutions.


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Participate in Singapore’s AI ecosystem

As we transform our key sectors through AI, there will be an abundance of opportunities for businesses to research, develop, and deploy AI solutions in Singapore and the region. Local and international investors can establish an AI team in Singapore, and leverage our research ecosystem to enhance and validate new AI methodologies. The Government supports companies in participating in the AI ecosystem through the following ways:


These programmes give buyers the assurance of reliable digital and AI solutions when working with these companies and startups, as well as help grow and scale promising and innovative Singapore-based startups and companies.


A*STAR co-innovates with industry and creates AI technologies and solutions that can be applied in a wide range of sectors such as Engineering, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Security, Education, Finance, and Transportation.


Companies can expedite the patent grant for AI inventions to as fast as six months.

Participate in Singapore’s fastest-growing Deep Tech innovation community, through SGInnovate’s knowledge-sharing events, talent development programmes, and Open Innovation activities that brings the community together to work towards a common goal in their Deep Tech for Good initiative.


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Learn about AI

To keep up with the advances in AI technology, and take on the new and exciting jobs that AI creates, Singaporeans need to continue to upgrade and improve their skills and understand how to apply AI in their respective domains. Learn more about the support available to help individuals learn and gain access to technology here:


Learn more about AI through the AI Apprenticeship Programme, AI for Everyone, AI for Industry, AI for Students, and AI for Kids.


Keen to pursue a career or acquire new skills in the ICT sector? TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) offers various programmes in collaboration with industry partners and hiring employers to upskill or reskill ICT and non-ICT professionals to fill in-demand ICT jobs across the economy.


The SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace is a national initiative that aims to equip the Singaporean workforce with the relevant mindset and skills to prepare them for the future economy.

SSG and IBM have incorporated AI content into the curriculum of the SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace programme. This will help Singaporeans to understand the fundamentals of AI technology, and how they can apply AI in their workplace and their daily lives. 


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Working Together

The National AI Strategy requires a whole-of-nation effort, with Singaporeans, businesses, researchers and the Government working closely together. Singapore will also need to work with international partners to advance the deployment of AI in Singapore. There are four ways you can be involved in the National AI Strategy: 

1. National AI Projects

2. Transforming your business with AI

3. Participate in Singapore's AI ecosystem

4. Learn about AI

Last updated on 01 Jul 2021