Microsoft has announced the launch of AI Digital Labs in India in collaboration with 10 higher educational institutions.
With this initiative, Microsoft aims to skill nearly 150,000 students for a future-ready workforce and wants these institutions to emerge as learning centers as well as innovation hubs.
As part of the three-year program, Microsoft will support the selected institutions with best-in-class infrastructure, curriculum and content, access to cloud and AI services as well as developer support. The company will facilitate setting up of core AI infrastructure and IoT Hub as well as provide access to a wide range of AI developmental tools and Azure AI Services.
The program would also include workshops on cloud computing, data sciences, AI, and IoT to train the faculty. Additionally, the faculty of the institutions will receive assistance in strategizing content and curricula for project-based and experiential learning.
The institutes covered under this program include BITS Pilani, BML Munjal University, ISB, Kalpataru Institute of Technology, KL University, Periyar University, Karunya University, SRM University, SVKM (NMIMS), and Trident Academy of Technology.
Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India believes that as AI becomes mainstream, organizations will require talent with skillsets that are very different from what exists now. The company aims to empower today’s students to build the India of tomorrow with the right technology infrastructure, curriculum, and training.