17 January 2018
Nanyang Technological University president Subra Suresh wants to position the university as Singapore’s largest “smart campus”. He recently announced plans to transform the university into a place that harnesses digital technology for better learning and living.
For example, NTU students may be able to ride driverless buses and use drones to deliver parcels. In the near future, they will obtain smart passes that can be used for purposes ranging from cashless payments in the canteen to borrowing books from the library.
Professor Suresh said that NTU is an ideal place to research and showcase new smart technologies. The university’s strengths include robotics, artificial intelligence, real-time and deep data generation.
NTU was recently ranked the top university in the world for artificial intelligence by Japanese news agency Nikkei and Elsevier.