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Coronavirus lockdown: Nasscom launches free Artificial Intelligence course – Times of India

NEW DELHI: IT body Nasscom along with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) has launched an on-demand courseware on Artificial Intelligence. This would be under the Nasscom FutureSkills initiative and will allow individuals to upskill themselves over the course of the next few weeks.

The Foundational Artificial Intelligence course from SkillUp Online, is aligned to the industry’s recommended Foundation AI curriculum (retail price Rs 6800) free for everyone till May 15, 2020. The Foundational Big Data Analytics course from Digital Vidya, aligned to the industry’s recommended Foundation BDA curriculum will also be soon made available free of cost (retail price Rs 5000). Besides deep skilling, the website will also include microlearning content on AI as quick knowledge bytes.
The course can be found here.
“COVID -19 has thrown unprecedented challenges for the world and industries alike. While we continue to fight these challenges as a nation, it’s important to use this opportunity to upgrade our skills, in order to remain industry relevant and future ready. This campaign will urge IT professionals, students and everybody else interested in technology to enhance their understanding of emerging tech. We are starting with artificial intelligence, as this is one skill that every professional will need. We hope to see many users signing up to avail these courses,” said Ajay Prakash Sawhney, secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India.
This course will allow subscribers to learn and get familiarized with AI enabled technologies and practice AI tools in order to get a deeper understanding of the technology. It will be enabled through microlearning contents, which will be free of cost to the users. Going forward, in the coming weeks, Masscom also plans to provide learning modules on other technologies like Big Data, IoT, Cybersecurity along with live webinars for participants to create more interactive learning on these themes.
“Through NASSCOM and MeitY’s `Unlock your skills during the lockdown’ campaign, we would encourage all stakeholders to use this opportunity of working from home to upskill themselves in the skills of the future. We are confident that together we will be able to overcome this phase and emerge stronger post the crisis,” said Debjani Ghosh, president, Nasscom.