Under a program launched in April 2017, US chipmaker Intel has trained as many as 99,000 developers, students and professors in artificial intelligence (AI) in India, against a target of 15,000 for the first year of its program.
"Though we had committed to training 15,000 developers, students, and professors in AI initially through training and workshops, we have already exceeded the target over seven-fold at over 99,000 by roping in many of them from 100 organizations," said Prakash Mallya, Managing Director, Sales and Marketing, Intel India.
To successfully provide AI training under its program, Intel India also tied up with various premier educational institutes and some companies like Shell and TCS, among others. It worked together with various institutes like It has also tied up with premier educational institutes like the IITs in Delhi, Mumbai, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Chennai, and IIITs in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, BITS Pilani, ISI Kolkata, IISc Bangalore and CDAC.
Reportedly, Intel powers as much as 97 percent of data center servers running AI workloads at present in the world. And with its AI development plan, it aims to democratize AI through collaborations with partners and customers.
Recently, Intel also organized its first AI developer conference in India and has also announced collaborations with Philips India and Mphasis to deploy its AI portfolio in the local ecosystem.