Microsoft will train 20 lakh Indians for jobs in the field of AI, new program announced
AI: Punit Chandhok, President, Microsoft, India and South Asia, said that the Advantage India initiative is an important step towards democratizing access to AI skills across the country.
Microsoft has announced the launch of the Advantage India program to train 20 lakh youth of India for jobs in the field of AI. The program which will run till 2025 will be run with the Union Skill Development Ministry. Government departments, private companies and non-government organizations will be involved in the training.
Punit Chandhok, President, of Microsoft, India and South Asia, said that the Advantage India initiative is an important step towards democratizing access to AI skills across the country. Under this program, basic and advanced training in AI will be given to 5,00,000 students and job seekers in vocational education institutions and training centres in rural areas.
1,00,000 female students will receive technical skills training in AI from 5,000 trainers at higher education institutions in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities. To prepare them for the role of the next generation of AI innovators, 4,00,000 students attending schools in isolated and tribal areas will also receive education on the responsible use of AI and careers that leverage it.
Microsoft and India's National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building will collaborate to give 2,50,000 government employees critical generative AI training, improving the use of AI in their daily work.
Chandhok said that in the last three years, Microsoft has provided relevant technology solutions to more than 5,000 non-profit organizations in India. Microsoft will develop a generative AI tool based on voice with Indian startup Sarvam AI.