Meetup x DSSG – Using NLP and ML for effective feedback and workflow | Singapore Government Developer Portal
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08 Jul 2021
STACK Meetup
Online (via Zoom)

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Who should attend: If you're a techie with beginner to intermediate data science knowledge and basic understanding of Natural Language Processing, this Meetup is for you!

Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a field of Artificial Intelligence that gives machines the ability to read, understand, and derive meaning from human languages.

Join our speakers from the Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Division (DSAID) in GovTech to learn how NLP and Deep Learning work to automatically analyse municipal issues feedback. Discover how a small team quickly prototyped an NLP workflow to understand business concerns too.

Register for this Meetup, co-organised with DataScience Singapore (DSSG), to learn more about GovTech's efforts in deploying Data Science and AI for public good.

Programme Rundown

7:00 – 7:05pm: Introduction

By: Ivan Tan (Moderator), DataScience Singapore (DSSG)

By: Jason See, Senior Director, GovTech

8:15 – 8:35pm: Combined Q&A

8:35pm: DSAID Speakers' Networking


Jason See leads the Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Division (DSAID) at GovTech, supporting the digital transformation of government agencies through the use of data science and AI to improve policy making, service delivery, and operations. In his previous role at MINDEF, he led the start-up of a new division which comprised the CIO Office, the Corporate Development Directorate, and the Data Science Department. He was responsible for the strategy and resource prioritisation for MINDEF's digital transformation efforts, including pushing new initiatives with Agile and the commercial Cloud. His prior leadership experiences with the SAF also included working with diverse stakeholders and interesting characters to organise the National Day Parade Show in 2016. Jason is passionate about innovation and challenging the status quo to make a positive difference.

Watson Chua's interest in NLP stemmed from his PhD work in Nanyang Technological University in 2008. Ever since then, he has been looking out for interesting and impactful NLP use cases to work on. He considers himself very fortunate to be able to join GovTech's DSAID where he can apply state-of-the-art NLP technology in projects for public good. In his free time, he loves to run and has completed six marathons.

Ng Jing Song is the Lead of the Data Science team at Enterprise Singapore. When he is not programming or watching lectures from MIT Open Courseware, he can be found running at East Coast Park or playing with his cat.

Last updated 28 February 2023

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