Navigating Careers in Data and AI in 2021

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This talk uncovers current complexities of real life data science and AI teams, with a focus on understanding the landscape of roles available and our intersections with other disciplines at work. It also highlights emerging opportunities and concerns and the new roles that address them.

Questions discussed include:

  • What is the difference between data scientists and ML engineers?
  • Where are the most useful places for someone with a PhD?
  • Do I need to study if I can call pre-trained models?
  • Where does data engineering fit?
  • What does the trend from STEM to STEAM mean for AI professionals?

Meet Our Guest Speaker

Mr. Jason Widjaja Mr. Jason Widjaja
Global Data Science and AI, MSD
Associate Director

Inter-disciplinary tech leader of high performing and quirky data science and AI teams. Working towards a better world. Four degrees, three scholarships, 2020 Techstars program and Quora Top Writer with 1,000+ answers on AI, data science and analytics.

Outside work, Jason speaks regularly on responsible AI, open source and building great teams. He is passionate about the intersection of AI and people, reads a book a month, and is currently an author for Singapore's AI Ethics Body of Knowledge on human-centric AI system design and explainable AI (XAI). Proud PC gamer when time permits and always up for a good story.

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Career Workshops

Date: Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Event Time: 2pm – 3.30pm

Industries: Information Communications Technology

Faculties: Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science

Target Audience: All postgraduate students