About AI Singapore

Our mission, vision and goals

AI Singapore (AISG) is a national AI programme launched by the National Research Foundation (NRF) to anchor deep national capabilities in Artificial Intelligence (AI) thereby creating social and economic impacts, grow the local talent, build an AI ecosystem, and put Singapore on the world map.

The programme office is hosted by the National University of Singapore (NUS) and brings together all Singapore-based research institutions and the vibrant ecosystem of AI start-ups and companies developing AI products to perform use-inspired research, grow the knowledge, create the tools, and develop the talent to power Singapore’s AI efforts.

AISG is driven by a government-wide partnership comprising NRF, the Smart Nation and Digital Government Office (SNDGO), the Economic Development Board (EDB), the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), SGInnovate, and the Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS).

Our Four Pillars

AI Research

Invest in deep capabilities to catch the next wave of scientific innovations and breakthroughs

Next Generation AI

Invent next generation AI techniques/ algorithms

High-Impact Research

Conduct High-Impact Research and tackle important AI technical challenges


Encourage inter-institutional collaboration

AI Technology

Address major challenges that affect our economy and society thereby promoting bold ideas and applications of innovative AI technologies and approaches to solve them

Grand Challenges

AI Grand Challenges in Health, Education and Food Security

Technology Challenges

Directed breakthrough research in AI with clear potential use case

Prize-based Challenges

Catalyse community experimentation and collaboration for AI research and development

Ideation Challenges

Crowdsource AI problem statements and solutions from community to guide AI research and development

AI Innovation

Broaden the use and adoption of AI in Singapore and groom local AI Talents to support industry growth

AI Makerspace

Provide a platform and suite of AI tools, APIs and pre-built solutions (BRICKS), training, consulting and engineering services for Startups and SMEs to jumpstart their AI journey

Coordinating Agencies

AI Research Partners