Microsoft will launch AI Digital Labs in India in collaboration with 10 higher educational institutions, according to a report on Zeenews. This collaboration aims to train 1.5 lakh students in the country.
The institutions covered under this program are 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.
These Indian education institutions will be able to get access to Microsoft’s Cloud and Artificial Intelligence(AI) services. Beyond that, there will be developer support as well.
Faculty of these institutions will attend workshops on cloud computing, data sciences, AI, and internet of things. Microsoft believes that the collaboration will help students of these 10 higher educational institutions in achieving project-based and experiential learning.
“As AI becomes mainstream, organisations will require talent with skill sets that are very different from what exists now. Educators and institutions are integral to the skilling revolution taking root in the country,” Microsoft India President Anant Maheshwari said.