AI Summer School 2020 has concluded

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Following the resounding success of AI Summer School 2019, AI Singapore is pleased to bring back the AI Summer School this year but in a virtual setting.

Despite the current situation with COVID-19, we believe that the time is right for a Summer School because there is a critical mass of new technical materials available and high interest within the Data Science and AI communities, including industry researchers. AI Summer School 2020 will bring together leading experts to educate and foster collaboration among the next generation of researchers.

In addition, we want to facilitate exchange and sharing between local and international students as well as researchers in view of upcoming collaboration and funding opportunities. The AI Summer School will enable students, academic researchers and industrial practitioners to realise the growing need to improve the quality of our lives and the exciting possibilities surrounding the use of AI in real-world application domains as well as raise our awareness of the data innovation challenges and issues.

Best Poster Video Awards

We received 9 poster video submissions from attendees for the AI Summer School poster sessions. The following 3 were selected for an award:

    Christian Alvin H. Buhat
    University of the Philippines Los Banos
    Agent Based Model of COVID-19 Infection inside a Train Wagon using NetLogo
    Video Link

    Jiafei Duan
    A*STAR Artificial Intelligence Initiative, Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR
    ActioNet: An Interactive End-to-End Platform For Task-based Data Collection and Augmentation in 3D Environment
    Video Link

    M Ganesh Kumar
    Integrative Sciences and Engineering, NUS
    Trying to learn schemas for few-shot learning
    Video Link

Thank you to all those who contributed, and congratulations to the awardees!

DinerDash Challenge Winners

The DinerDash challenge was part of the Reinforcement Learning (RL) workshop on day 2. Diner Dash is a game where a single waiter makes complex decisions on customer seating arrangements, taking orders, serving food and many others. In small groups, participants tested RL baselines and competed with one another for the highest score in the DinerDash simulator.

    Team 18
    Tobias Bilgeri, Pablo Osorio, Yi Hui Tay

    Team 31
    Ayman Mukhaimar, Christian Alvin Buhat, Terence Yu Yao Neo

    Zi Jie Low, Garima Sharma, Hui Ying Phang

Thank you to all those who participated, and congratulations to the winners! Please visit the leaderboard for the full rankings!

Thank-you for your interest!

Application to AI Summer School is now CLOSED.

Applicants have been shortlisted. Accepted applicants have been informed via email to register for the programme by 24 June, 2019 2359 hours Singapore Time


Over the course of five days, participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of AI as well as more advanced concepts. The programme will include lectures, tutorials, hands-on sessions, panel discussions, industry talks, poster sessions, online social events, and many other exciting programmes. We will update this page as we add more speakers and firm up the schedule.

For 5 days program overview, please click here

You can download our event booklet here

To upload your poster video, you can refer to the instructions here


Wee-Hyong TOK
Principal Data Science Manager
AzureCAT team
Microsoft Corporation
TOPIC: AI @ Scale – Trends and Lessons Learnt from Large-scale Machine Learning Projects
Cheng-Xiang ZHAI
Donald Biggar Willett Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
TOPIC: AI for Education



Stefan Winkler
Organising Committee Chair
Deputy Director
AI Singapore
Bryan Low Kian Hsiang
Organising Committee Co-Chair
Deputy Director
AI Singapore


David Hsu
Department of Computer Science
National University of Singapore
Cuntai Guan
School of Computer Science and Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
Pradeep Reddy Varakantham
Associate Professor
School of Information Systems
Singapore Management University
Ngai-Man (Man) Cheung
Associate Professor
Information Systems Technology and Design Cluster
Singapore University of Technology and Design
Cheston Tan
Programme Manager
A*STAR Artificial Intelligence Initiative
A*STAR - Agency for Science, Technology and Research


If you have any questions or enquiries, please email to



What are the topics that will be covered in this programme?

Please refer to the tab PROGRAMME/SPEAKERS on the AI Summer School 2020 website for the full details.

Are applicants required to attend an interview in order to participate in the AI Summer School 2020?

No, an interview will not be necessary.

Can I still participate in the AI Summer School 2020 even if I may not be available for all 5 days?

We understand that not all participants are able to attend the duration of 5 full days. As such, we plan to provision for recording of all sessions, whenever possible.

I am currently working full-time but I am still keen to participate in the AI Summer School. How can I do so?

You will still be able to participate in the AI Summer School. The programme is held between 9am to 6pm from 3 – 7 August 2020. As the lectures, talks and
discussion sessions amongst others will be recorded, participants can still access the sessions and materials if you have missed them.

I am not in Singapore. Can I still participate in the AI Summer School?

Yes, we welcome international participants. In case you cannot follow all the sessions live due to time zone differences, you can still view the recordings later.

Will there be a certificate issued?

Yes, a certificate in PDF will be issued to participants who complete the AI Summer School programme.

How does the AI Summer School 2020 benefit me in terms of job or internship opportunities?

The AI Summer School offers participants the opportunity to network and engage the speakers, industry partners as well as other participants.
In addition, we have planned a session on job hunting.

Is there a minimum age for the AI Summer School 2020 participants?

Participants will need to at least complete Junior College/Polytechnic or High School (for international students).

Is there a limit on the number of participants for AI Summer School 2020?

Places are limited, but we will try to accommodate as many applicants as possible.

Are Singaporeans or Permanent Residents eligible for SkillsFuture Credit and/or funding?

No, the AI Summer School 2020 is not eligible for SkillsFuture Credit and/or funding.

Are we supposed to do anything to get our attendance recorded in Zoom?

Attendance are automatically taken once you log in to the webinar, no further actions needed.

Is attending the unconference session optional?

Yes they are optional.

Will we be given the lecture slides?

Availability of the lecture slides is subjected to the presenters' approval.

Where can we find any sessions for offline attendance if we miss online session?

Participants will receive access instructions once the recorded session are ready.

Is the poster video submission compulsory for all attendees?

Poster submission is optional. You can find more information about the poster video sessions in our Programme Tab