DBS has teamed up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to roll out a gamified artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning training program for its employees.
By the end of this year, the bank staff will be equipped with fundamental skills in AI and machine learning, the bank said.
The partners have jointly launched the DBS x AWS DeepRacer League.
Through this league, employees will participate in a series of online tutorials to learn the basics of AI and ML.
They will test their new knowledge by programming their own autonomous model race car.
These ML models will be uploaded to a virtual race track where the employees will compete with each other.
This friendly competition will enable the employees to experiment and improvise their race car models.
The move is aimed at ultimately bolstering the use of AI and ML across the bank’s business. DBS aims to upskill at least 3,000 employees this year, including its senior management.
The DBS x AWS DeepRacer League will be powered by AWS and run virtually.
The bank also intends to increase the use of digital learning tools and platforms and help staff gain new knowledge, through this league.
DBS chief data and transformation officer Paul Cobban said: “In line with our ethos of keeping work and learning fun, we sought to introduce gamification elements to better engage our employees, and the AWS DeepRacer League platform presented the perfect opportunity.”
DBS executive director of technology and operations Ray Goh was announced the champion of the recent virtual AWS DeepRacer League F1 ProAm Event held last May.
Four DBS employees were ranked among the global top 20.
Moreover, six employees qualified for the AWS DeepRacer Championship Cup, scheduled to be held later this year in Las Vegas.