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Educational institutions powering a future-ready workforce through AI

By Smriti Mishra
The collaboration of technical institutes with Microsoft will receive advantages 1.five lakh students, thereby making ready them for the trade wishes and future paintings places

Microsoft is taking part with 10 technical institutes from around the nation to arrange infrastructure for lessons in artificial intelligence (AI). As part of the AI Digital Labs initiative, Microsoft will give a boost to these institutions to arrange core AI infrastructure and IoT Hub as well as provide get admission to to a variety of AI developmental equipment and Azure AI Services. The collaboration is predicted to profit 1.five lakh students, thereby helping them to be a future-ready workforce.

"It is estimated that 37% of the jobs that will exist in 2022 will require different skills than what is available today," mentioned Anant Maheshwari, president, Microsoft India. "Entrepreneurship and initiative taking; critical thinking and decision making; quantitative, analytical and statistical skills are the key skills that most jobs ask for today," added Maheshwari, on the launch of AI Digital Labs through Microsoft.

A learn about through Microsoft and International Data Corporation (IDC) highlights that best one-third of organisations in India have embarked on their AI journeys.

However, 77% of the trade leaders have agreed that AI is instrumental for their organisation's competitiveness. Lack of skills, sources and regular finding out programmes have emerged as one of the vital most sensible challenges faced through Indian organisations in adopting AI to boost up their businesses. As AI and clever applied sciences grow to be all pervasive, institutions want to shift their focus towards experiential finding out. Speaking about the evolving trade expectations, Krishnan Subramanian, director virtual finding out, BITS Pilani mentioned, "Industries today are looking for talents who have hands-on experience and are able to deliver. Hence, it is important to impart outcome-based education to make students future-ready."

Several non-public technical institutes have offered special lessons in cybersecurity, information science, AI, and Internet of Things. The collaboration with Microsoft will lend a hand in training the academics.

"Students will be benefitted through classroom teaching as well as a number of live projects. They will get hands-on experience on Azure platform thereby increasing their employability quotient, and making them future-ready," mentioned Manoj Ok Arora, vice-chancellor, BML Munjal University while talking to Education Times.

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