Intel has brought it upon itself to make India AI ready. 99,000 people in India got artificial intelligence training by Intel India. There is now a ready talent in India in the field of artificial intelligence due to their efforts and initiative. This comprises of developers, students and professors.
“We have trained over 99,000 developers, students and professors since April 2017 for making AI-ready talent available in the country,” said Intel India in a statement in Bengaluru.
Philips, Mphasis and arya.ai collaborated with Intel as partners and customers to power AI solutions on its architecture. To commemorate the occasion, the chip company held a developers conference in this tech hub. 500 developers, including experts in data science, machine learning, application development and research participated in the conference.
“The conference served as a platform to share updates on real-world applications of AI that can benefit businesses and people,” added the statement. Intel will also speed up the accessibility of AI tools across industries. They will also drive the next wave of computing by investing in developer education.
“Though we had committed to training 15,000 developers, students, and professors in AI initially through training and workshops, we exceeded the target over seven-fold by roping in many of them from 100 organisations,” said Intel India Managing Director Prakash Mallya.
The company is also working with Philips and Mphasis to deploy its AI portfolio in the local ecosystem. Representatives from Reliance Jio, Flipkart, Airtel, Amazon, Wipro and Microsoft Ventures and IIT Hyderabad deliberated on the various facets of AI. This ranged from its evolution to create new revenue streams to the ethical component and impacts on the people worldwide. “The conference in India is a testament to our local collaborations for developing AI technology, and growing the ecosystem” added Gadi Singer, Intel Vice President for AI.
This initiative has shown how cooperative of a subject Artificial Intelligence can be. It also tells us about the beliefs of the majority that AI will help us develop our future.