Microsoft Launches AI Digital Labs In India

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  • As part of the three-year programme, Microsoft will support the select institutions with infrastructure, curriculum and content
  • Training programmes for faculty will include workshops on cloud computing, data sciences, AI and internet of things
  • The faculty of the institutions will get assistance in strategising content and curricula for project-based and experiential learning

Tech giant Microsoft declared that it will launch AI digital labs in the country in collaboration with 10 higher educational institutions, including BITS Pilani and ISB.

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As part of the three-year programme, Microsoft will support the select 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 ramp up institutional setup along with educator capability, and provide relevant educational choices for students, helping them acquire the required skills, it added.

Microsoft India President Anant Maheshwari said to PTI that as AI becomes mainstream, organisations will require talent with skill sets that are very different from what exists now. He added that with the right technology infrastructure, curriculum and training, students can be empowered to build India of tomorrow.

Plan of action
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 on cloud computing, data sciences, AI and internet of things.

Additionally, the faculty of the institutions will get assistance in strategising content and curricula for project-based and experiential learning, the statement said.

Baishakhi Dutta

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