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IIIT-Hyd launches programme on artificial intelligence

Hyderabad: The International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) today launched a programme on artificial intelligence and machine learning for technology professionals.

The ‘Foundations for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning’ would be executed in association with TalentSprint, a technology-driven organisation involved in skill development.

“Every corporate, every company is investing very heavily into artificial intelligence and machine learning. You would have heard about the efforts by the big corporates…,” IIIT-H director P J Narayanan told reporters.

“But, beyond that, every company, whether you are working in banking, whether you are working in manufacturing, whether you are working in services, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can do a lot for you, can make your work far more efficient,” he said.

The institute had earlier conducted two-day classes for senior people from the industry on artificial intelligence and it wanted to scale up the effort in view of the heavy demand, the director said.

The four-month programme, with its hands-on teaching approach, would enable engineers in the industry to build “deep ML programming capabilities in their companies”, a release issued on the occasion said.

“It has been repeatedly said in the last year that AI/ML is the next industrial revolution. We believe this programme is a bridge that will help today’s technology professionals successfully cross over to the new era of automation and intelligent systems,” Santanu Paul, the co-founder and CEO of TalentSprint, said.

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