The AI-Base Module will be implemented across 5,000 Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL), empowering 2.5 million students. The module is likely to be introduced to ATL students on 27 February. The module contains activities, videos and experiments that enable students to work through and learn the various concepts of AI. Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said the AI module was critical since it was targeted at young children. "This is path breaking, it combines playing and academics and our job is to make things very interesting. We want to make artificial intelligence a great fun, so that children can enjoy it, they can evolve and learn and take India forward," said Kant. "This is the first ever industry government academia initiative on such a scale to keep the school students abreast of latest technologies," said Mission Director Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog R Ramanan.
With an imperative to empower the youngest minds of the country with the latest technologies, NITI Aayog, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) in collaboration with the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) today launched an AI based Module rolled out for students in Indian schools. The AI-Base Module has been introduced with an objective for students to leverage the full potential of AIM's Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL) and further empowers them to innovate and create valuable solutions benefiting societies at large. The module contains activities, videos and experiments that enable students to work through and learn the various concepts of AI. Sharing his thoughts, CEO, NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant said that India can add 1.3% to its GDP on an annual basis through the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence. "Indians can find solutions to the challenges of a shared connected zero emission world, improving learning outcomes, disease like tuberculosis, cancer etc. If we are able to find solutions to these challenges for the 1.3 billion people of India, we can find solutions for the 7.5 billion people of the world too," he said.
Now approaching its fourth successful year, the next edition of Future Steel Forum will take place in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic on 2 – 3 June 2020. Future Steel Forum is all about the application of industry 4.0 to the steelmaking process.. Delegates can expect to hear from the world's leading experts on high-tech steelmaking n a whole range of topics including: For 2020, we have more steelmakers involved than ever before including: ArcelorMittal, Tata Steel India, Emirates Steel, POSCO, Mtinvest Digital, Big River Steel, Liberty Steel Group, Kobe Steel, Buderus Edelstahl, Badische Stahl Engineering and TMK. Delegates can expect lively conversation, animated discussion panels and plenty of networking opportunities. Take advantage of the early-bird rate and register for your pass today. "It's an exceptional opportunity to assess the evolution of the steel industry and to meet relevant people."
A data scientist is someone who helps an organisation to make critical decisions through data analysis, modelling, visualisation, among others. According to the survey reports, Data Science and analytics ecosystem has been witnessing an overall growth in the number of jobs with India contributing to 6% of open job openings worldwide. Currently, the total number of analytics and data science job positions available are more than 90,000 and compared to the worldwide estimates, India contributes 6% of open job openings. In this evolving talent market, aspirants have been developing a blend of skills in order to strive ahead in the role of data science. While taking this journey, there are a few crucial questions that keep roaming inside the head.
We have started tracking the AI industry in India over the last two years. The result of this is our annual AI study- The Hitchhiker's Guide to Artificial Intelligence 2019-2020, where we look at the key AI trends dominating the Indian AI market. The study covers professionals, salaries, AI jobs across different Indian cities, and the companies leading in terms of AI hiring in the country. The most significant outcome of the study is the much-accelerated growth of the AI industry since last year. Growing by 80%, we see AI is no longer in a hype stage and has observably entered the period of real productivity.
Anil is Founder and Managing Partner at Unicorn India Ventures an leading Venture Capital Fund focusing on early stage investments in tech focused companies. He has been one of the pioneers of angel investments in India as head of operations and President at Mumbai Angels and Bangalore Angels, leading Angel Investment forums in India. Anil's experience includes corporate management functions in medium and large organizations, early stage investment in start-ups, project management, joint ventures and business development. Anil has helped close over 100 venture-financing deals. Anil serves on the Board of 5 companies and is involved with various incubation centres as mentor in India as well as internationally.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is opening up the next phase of technological advances. Riding the AI wave, Google has started six AI-based research projects in India. These projects would focus on addressing social, humanitarian and environmental challenges in sectors such as healthcare, education, disaster prevention and conversation. Google Research India, based in Bengaluru, will provide funding and computational resources besides supporting the efforts with expertise in computer vision, natural language processing, and other deep learning techniques, says Manish Gupta, director of Google Research Team in India. The research team will focus on two pillars: First, advancing fundamental computer science and AI research by building a strong team and partnering with the research community across the country and secondly, applying this research to tackle big problems in fields such as healthcare, agriculture and education while also using it to make apps and services more helpful.
BENGALURU: Tech upskilling in areas like artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML), digital marketing and design thinking is crucial for boosting organisational performance, a survey by skilling platform Great Learning has found. The survey was conducted among 307 companies and 25% of all respondents believe equipping AI and machine learning skills is the goto skill for upgradation. In light of the growing digitisation of all aspects of business, digital marketing was seen as the second-most crucial tech skill required for companies to thrive in today's increasingly digital world. Around 19% respondents believe digital marketing skills are imperative for companies to grow. "The technology skill gap among employees is one of the biggest challenges that organisations in India are beset with. While it is encouraging to see that a majority of companies are aware of the need for upskilling, the time to act is now," Hari Krishnan Nair, co-founder of Great Learning, said.
India is rising and shining bright when it comes to adopting new and emerging technologies. Enterprises from almost all major industry verticals are hiring data science experts to help them garner actionable insights from big data. The analytics sector has witnessed a sharp increase in demand for highly-skilled professionals who understand both the business world as well as the tech world. Organisations today are on a constant lookout for such professionals who can fill this ever-growing dearth in talent. The stark reality, however, is that there is a lot of confusion regarding this profession among aspiring professionals.