Microsoft India has announced the setting up of Artificial Intelligence labs in 10 different universities across India and plans to train over 5 lakh students in the country.
The Redmond giant also said that it would upskill more than 10,000 developers over the course of next three years. To accomplish this, Microsoft has already teamed up with 715 entities to implement a comprehensive AI strategy.
One of the four pillars of Microsoft’s AI strategy comprises “bridging skill gap and enhancing employability.”
— Microsoft India (@MicrosoftIndia) January 16, 2019
Microsoft India is collaborating with NITI Aayog to increase AI and data science skills among the youth in India. This initiative will allow the software company to use AI for the development and adoption of local language computing by teaching a “workforce through education.”
“We believe AI will enable Indian businesses and more for India’s progress, especially in education, skilling, healthcare and agriculture,” said Anant Maheshwari, President of Microsoft India.
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The company has also announced an ‘Intelligent Cloud Hub program’ in India. It is a three-year collaborative program with an objective to boost science, technology, and engineering related institutes to upgrade students skill in AI and cloud technologies.
“We are also an active participant along with CII in looking at building solution frameworks for application in AI across areas such as Education, skills, health and agriculture,” said Microsoft India in an official press release.