Microsoft Says Will Set Up 10 AI Labs, Train 5 Lakh Youth in India
Microsoft India announced to set up Artificial Intelligence (AI) labs in 10 universities and train five lakh youth across the country in disrupting technologies.
The company also said it will upskill over 10,000 developers over the next three years.
“We believe AI will enable Indian businesses and more for India’s progress, especially in education, skilling, healthcare and agriculture,” said Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India.
Microsoft AI today is fuelling digital transformation for over 700 customers and 60 per cent customers are large manufacturing and financial services enterprises.
Over 700 partners have geared up to support the AI ecosystem, said the company.
Microsoft in December announced a three-year “Intelligent Cloud Hub” collaborative programme in India, for empowering institutes to skill students in AI and Cloud technologies.
India is one of the first countries to have such a programme in which Microsoft will support selected institutes that have the best-in-class infrastructure, curriculum and content, onsite training for faculty and students, access for participating students to Cloud and AI services, developmental tools and developer support.
In April 2018, the company announced the Microsoft Professional Programme (MPP) for the public.
This programme is helping in providing job-ready skills along with real-world experience to engineers as well as others who plan on improving their skills in AI and data science, using a series of online courses.
“Microsoft also believes that it is imperative to build higher awareness and capabilities on security, privacy, trust and accountability,” said Maheshwari. (Text Source: Gadgets 360)
Amazon has 1300 openings in India
In what could prove as a relief for job seekers in India, Amazon India has the highest job openings for India in Asia-Pacific region. According to Amazon’s website, it could be witnessed that the e-retailing firm has almost three times openings for India in comparison with other nations in Asia-Pacific.
According to its official website, Amazon has as many as 1300 vacancies in India across various roles. Most of the openings are in Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Chennai.
Neighbour China has 467 jobs while Japan has 381 job vacancies.
Australia and Singapore have 250 and 174 openings respectively.
It should be noted that the highest number of vacancies in India come even after the recent government policies that could badly impact Amazon’s growth in the country.
Earlier, tightening norms for e-commerce firms having foreign investment, the government barred online marketplaces like Flipkart and Amazon from selling products of companies where they hold stakes and banned exclusive marketing arrangements that could influence product price.
The revised policy on foreign direct investment in online retail, issued by the commerce and industry ministry, also said that these firms have to offer equal services or facilities to all its vendors without discrimination.
The revised norms are aimed at protecting the interest of domestic players, who have to face tough competition from e-retailers having deep pockets from foreign investors, the ministry said.
The policy would be effective from February 2019.”The move would completely prevent influencing prices by e-commerce players. This will also ensure better enforcement of FDI guidelines in e-commerce companies,” a senior official had then said. (Text Source: DNA India)