The Institute for Application of Learning Science and Educational Technology (ALSET) at the National University of Singapore has teamed up with SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) to build a Deep Learning based AI system that can help Singaporeans choose courses based on their profile and career ambitions. Be it the desire for improving career prospects, or the thrill of picking up new skills just for fun, the AI system has got your back.
The pilot study was initiated in June 2018 with the analysis of SSG’s SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) Programme, which offers subsidized courses to all Singapore citizens over the age of 25. Since its launch in 2016, around 285,000 Singaporeans have taken these courses, making it a rich anonymized dataset for course selection and career planning. Researchers at ALSET have worked in close collaboration with SSG, and have fused their expertise and state-of-the-art deep learning based principles to build a course recommender system stemmed from SFC credit claims data.
ALSET will run a public study (currently limited only to NUS alumni) to understand the impact of the system to make further improvements.