Intel trains 150,000 in AI technology in India

Intel trains 150,000 in AI technology in India
8 Aug, 2019

Chipmaker Intel has trained over 150,000 Indian developers, students and professors in artificial intelligence (AI) technology across 150 organisations over the past two years.

India ranks among the top three countries in AI skills and among the top three in AI research. These training programmes are part of the company’s commitment to nurture local talent, Intel said in a statement.

The Santa Clara-based company  recently hosted an AI developer event, Intel AI DevCamp in Bengaluru. The DevCamp, in its second edition in India,  included an AI developer workshop providing 150 developers hands on experience using Intel’s AI hardware and software portfolio.

“At Intel, we’re encouraged by the impact that AI is having, driven by our rich community of developers. In addition to training 150,000 developers, students and professors, we have also trained 50% of our employees across functions in India on the basic concepts of AI with the goal to have the majority of our employees trained by the end of the year. We also offer advanced AI learning modules for our specialized talent," said Prakash Mallya, vice president and managing director, sales and marketing group, Intel India.

The company said it has worked with Wipro, National Instruments, AllGoVision and OutDU to power solutions based on Intel AI technology.

Wipro recently used Intel’s solutions in medical image segmentation and diagnosis, detection of anomalies in pipelines, and detection of surface cracks in high-rise buildings, bridges and complex structures, the company added.

“Wipro offers customers a suite of AI enabled solutions which include both products and services. Based on Intel architecture, these solutions are in line with our EngineeringNXT approach and accelerate our ability to address very complex problems. These solutions are easy to deploy and perform well on our customers’ existing Intel Infrastructure, both at the edge and in the data center,” said Supriyo Das, vice president and global practice head,  software engineering, industrial and engineering services, Wipro.