Microsoft India is going to set up Artificial Intelligence (AI) labs in 10 universities and train five lakh youth across the country in disrupting technologies.
Moreover, the tech giant aims to skill over 10,000 developers in next three years.
About Microsoft AI:
The Microsoft AI today is fuelling digital transformation for over 700 customers and 60 per cent customers are large manufacturing and financial services enterprises.
The company said over 700 partners have geared up to support the AI ecosystem
Intelligent Cloud Hub:
In December, Microsoft announced a three-year "Intelligent Cloud Hub" which was a collaborative programme in India, for empowering institutes to skill students in AI and Cloud technologies.
India is one of the first countries to have such a programme in which Microsoft will support selected institutes that have the best-in-class infrastructure, curriculum and content, onsite training for faculty and students, access for participating students to Cloud and AI services, developmental tools and developer support.
In April 2018, the company announced the Microsoft Professional Programme (MPP) for the public.
This programme is helping in providing job-ready skills along with real-world experience to engineers as well as others who plan on improving their skills in AI and data science, using a series of online courses.
Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India,said "We believe AI will enable Indian businesses and more for India's progress, especially in education, skilling, healthcare and agriculture,"
In a recent IANS report, Anant Maheshwari said,"Microsoft also believes that it is imperative to build higher awareness and capabilities on security, privacy, trust and accountability,"