Program on Foundations of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning from IIIT-HYDERABAD gets massive response

November 21, 2017, Hyderabad: IIIT-Hyderabad’s Foundations of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, a new state-of-the-art program for technology professionals has received massive response after its initial announcement. 250 software professionals, with a good range of industry experience, have joined the first batch. The program is slated to start at IIIT-Hyderabad’s Machine Learning Laboratory beginning January 2018, and will be executed in association with TalentSprint.
Registering a phenomenal response to the first batch, IIIT-Hyderabad and TalentSprint announced that enrolment for a second concurrent batch has begun. The focus this time around is to get more women professionals on board as an overall initiative to promote diversity in technology companies. To this end, special scholarships for women professionals are being offered by the organizers of the program.
According to Dr. P.J. Narayanan, Director, IIIT-Hyderabad, “Digital Transformation is an existential imperative that enterprises have embarked upon in recent years. Awareness of current technology trends and development methodologies are needed to be relevant to today's enterprise IT environments. AI systems that were until recently largely in academic research labs have suddenly moved into the mainstream. Added to this, over the past year, is the rapid emergence of AI/ML-based solutions in the mainstream enterprise space”.
Dr. Santanu Paul, Co-Founder and CEO of TalentSprint, said: “The entire narrative in the technology space has changed. AI/ML capabilities amongst working professionals has become a key requirement for career progression and professional relevance. What is interesting is that we have already seen enrolments from across fifty companies, cutting across products, services, and start-up sectors. These are professionals who want to make an immediate impact in their current roles with AI/ML solutions. This is a clear indicator that the market is ready for high-end programs”.
Ranga Pothula, President of HYSEA, said, “Our diversity and inclusion agenda includes encouraging more women in technology companies. Time and again it is proven that women bring distinctive and creative solutions to technology issues. We are delighted that women are being encouraged via special scholarships to join the IIIT–Hyderabad’s program on AI/ML.”
The program is directed by Dr. C.S. Jawahar, a leading expert in the field of AI and ML. He will be supported through the program by a team of academicians and industry leaders. Industry professionals may apply for the program by visiting:

About IIIT-Hyderabad

The International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) is an autonomous research university founded in 1998 that focuses on the core areas of Information Technology, such as Computer Science, Electronics and Communications, and their applications in other domains through inter-disciplinary research that has a greater social impact. Some of its research domains include Visual Information Technologies, Human Language Technologies, Data Engineering, VLSI and Embedded Systems, Computer Architecture, Wireless Communications, Algorithms and Information Security, Robotics, Building Science, Earthquake Engineering, Computational Natural Sciences and Bioinformatics, Education Technologies, Power Systems, IT in Agriculture and e-Governance.

About TalentSprint

TalentSprint is a new-age platform to transform the lives of young and practicing professionals. Its blended bootcamps empower professionals with advanced skills in automation, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Its AI-powered exam preparation platform enables learners to get ahead and stay ahead in a hyper-competitive world. Funded by Nexus Venture Partners and the National Skill Development Corporation, TalentSprint aims to empower ONE MILLION professionals.

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Sunory Dutt, Head of Communications, IIIT-Hyderabad