Software giant Microsoft has introduced Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled digital labs in collaboration with 10 higher educational institutions in India with unique programme ‘Intelligent Cloud Hub’.
Technology giant Microsoft recently launched Artificial Intelligence digital labs in India in a strategic association with 10 higher educational institutions, including BITS Pilani and Indian School of Business.
As part of the three-year programme, Microsoft will provide full support to the selected educational institutions with infrastructure, curriculum and content, access to cloud and Artificial Intelligence (AI) services as well as developer support, Microsoft said in a statement.
This collaboration with colleges and universities will further boost institutional setup along with educator capability, and provide relevant educational options for students, helping them to acquire the required skills, it added.
“As AI becomes mainstream, organisations will require talent with skill sets that are very different from what exist now. Educators and institutions are integral to the skilling revolution taking root in the country,” Microsoft India President Anant Maheshwari said.
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With the world’s latest technology infrastructure, curriculum structure and training platform, students can be encouraged and empowered to build the India of tomorrow, he added.
The institutes covered under this program include BITS Pilani, BML Munjal University, ISB, Kalpataru Institute of Technology, KL University, Periyar University, Karunya University, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, SVKM (NMIMS) and Trident Academy of Technology.
Training programmes for faculty will include workshops and seminars on cloud computing, data sciences, Artificial Intelligence and internet of things.
Additionally, the faculty of the institutions will get further support and assistance in strategizing and implementing content and curricula for project-based and experiential learning, the statement said.
The company will also facilitate setting up of core AI infrastructure and IoT Hub and provide access to a wide range of AI developmental tools and Azure AI services such as Microsoft Cognitive Services, Azure Machine Learning and bot services.