Microsoft announces Cloud Hub program to build an AI workforce

Microsoft has announced a three-year” Intelligent Cloud Hub” collaborative programme in India to empower the instituted to skill students in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Technologies.

The dedicated AI infrastructure and the Internet of Things hub programmer will be going to be equip selected research and higher education institutions with the AI infrastructure, faculty capability and build curriculum to skill the students in the cloud and AI technologies, the company revealed in a statement.

India is the first country across the globe to have such programme under which Microsoft will go to support the selected institutions with the best in class infrastructure, online learning and training for the students and faculties, content and curriculum, access for participating students to the AI and cloud services, development tools and developer support.

“Jobs of tomorrow will require a very different set of skills, and collaborating, training and working with AI will be as important as collaborating with people,” said Manish Prakash, Country General Manager-PS, Health and Education, Microsoft India.

“The Microsoft ‘Intelligent Cloud Hub’ programme aims to catalyze this with technical insights, cognitive skills, and a practical, in-depth understanding of developing intelligent connected solutions for application across industry and citizenship scenarios,” Prakash informed.

Microsoft will also be going to offer a wide range of AI development tools and Azure AI services such as Azure Machine Learning, Bot Services, and Microsoft Cognitive Services.

Training will also be going to include the development workshops to help both the students and faculty to build their skills and expertise in the AI, iOT, Data Science and Cloud Computing.

“Our vision is to make participating universities and institutions ‘Intelligent Cloud Hubs’ in their own right at the end of the first three years,” Prakash added.

The programme provides the real world experience and the job-ready skills to engineers and others who are looking to improve up their skills in the data science and AI through a series of online courses.

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Written by Udit Agarwal

Startup/Tech News Correspondent, Responsible for gathering information on the tech companies working on IOT, AI, ML, Cloud, Mobile Technologies,

Udit can be reached at [email protected]

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