Microsoft is all set to contribute in a big way in creating a future ready workforce in India. The Company will launch ten artificial intelligence (AI) digital labs in collaboration with various Indian institutes, to offer training to over 1.5 lakh college students across the country, on skills pertaining to AI.
The institutes with which Microsoft will be partnering include BITS Pilani, BML Munjal University, Indian School of Business (ISB), Kalpataru Institute of Technology, KL University, Periyar University, Karunya University, SRM Institute of Science & Technology, SVKM (NMIMS) and Trident Academy of Technology.
The initiative, which will be spread over three years, will also ensure that the infrastructure of the institutes Microsoft is collaborating with is enhanced and updated, their faculty is trained and upskilled and all other capabilities and facilities required are put in place. Microsoft will also ensure that the students and faculty have access to quality content and curricula, so that they can be readied for AI-related jobs in the near future.
These learning hubs will impart knowledge on intelligent technologies, such as cloud computing, AI, IoT and data sciences.
Aware of the fact that many organisations in the country are hesitating to adopt AI due to lack of qualified human resources, Microsoft has taken this initiative to ensure that there is no dearth of talent to take on the challenges of an ever-changing workplace of future.