19 April 2021
Education Minister Lawrence Wong said deep tech such as genetic coding is at the forefront of new innovations.
Deep tech is a term describing the latest innovative technologies in fields such as biotechnology, computing and engineering. It encompasses innovations such as artificial intelligence, gene editing and blockchain.
He noted that the deep tech scene, while relatively new in Singapore, has already made an impact, such as with the digital health passport co-developed by Accredify and SGInnovate.
“There are many other examples where deep tech has demonstrated great potential in creating positive impact,” said Mr Wong.
As such, while students these days are already being exposed to digital coding classes at a young age, in future, they may also study genetic coding.