When it comes to innovations in AI, Tier-1 institutes such as IIT have been trying to leave no stone unturned. IITs have been performing a lot of research work in the field of emerging technologies like AI, machine learning, blockchain, among others. The institutes are also joining hands with the government and various other prominent organisations to launch the Centre of Excellence (CoE), Research & Development Centres (R&Ds), among others. In this list, we have curated the top AI initiatives, in no particular order, by IIT in the year 2020. In January, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur has evolved an AI-aided method to read legal judgements.
With artificial intelligence and analytics being the talk of the hour, there cannot be a better time to get started with these technologies. COVID pandemic outbreak has further increased the demand for data scientists thus learning data science skills, in the current situation, can present high employment chances. Till now, the field of data science and AI has been a preferred choice for postgraduate programs; however, the increasing demand for data professionals is making it imperative for students to start early. And that's where an undergraduate AI and data science course can help. Now that the results for Class XII board exams are out, this could be the perfect chance for the pass out students to build a career in the most demanding profession of the world.
According to a recent study on hiring trends in the data science and analytics sector in India, around 97,000 positions related to the technology remained vacant due to a lack of qualified talent. The rising demand for data science professionals presses on the need to have some significant courses and curriculum to skill-up the budding leaders. However, those seeking out to opt for data science and analytics as a career have a healthy job outlook despite apparent skill-gap. Some of the prominent institutes of India offer comprehensive and advanced data science degrees and certifications that can definitely help learners become the right skillset as per industry-demand and land with their dream job. In India, data science education is offered through two mediums – Engineering and MBA.
While normal education suffered a standstill in 2020, there were a lot of online courses and programs that were initiated by some of the most prestigious institutions as well as big tech giants so that the process of learning and skill development doesn't suffer. As the trend has been for a few years now, some of the most interesting initiatives were seen in the field of data science. In this article, we have listed some of the prominent data science education programs and initiatives in 2020. Microsoft, in collaboration with Netflix, has launched three new learning modules on beginners concepts in data science, along with machine learning and artificial intelligence. The design of these courses is inspired by the Netflix original film -- 'Over The Moon,' where a young girl Fei Fei, who builds a rocket to the moon, embarks on a mission to prove the existence of Moon Goddess.
Institutes gear up India for age of artificial intelligence Shuriah Niazi 11 May 2019 The Indian workforce, academics and students are gearing up for the advent of the age of artificial intelligence (AI). According to the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), the country will require nearly 238,000 AI professionals in the next three years and the AI industry will be worth US$16 billion by 2025. AI is a field that has a comparatively long history but continues to actively grow and evolve. NASSCOM last month launched the programme titled'AI Foundation for Faculty Development' to hone faculty's skills in AI at Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore) in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. In addition, some top institutions like the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, IIT Hyderabad and Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru are training students and faculty in AI.