Flipkart founder backed AI startup Inkers.ai said that it has trained more than 1000 tech professionals from brands like Ernst and Young, Cognizant Technology Solutions, NVIDIA, Capgemini, SAP Labs, KNAB Finance among others over the last 6 months period under its EIP Program.
Inkers.ai said that it undertakes External Internship Programs (EIP) twice under its Knowledge Series to educate and upskill the understanding of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning among the tech professionals.
EIP programs are run free of cost in Bangalore as a part of Inkers.ai Upskilling Knowledge Series Program.
“We started EIP with the core objectives of imparting Stanford level skills in AI/ML while keeping the content and concepts up-to-date. There are tons of online/office courses, but we rarely found those helping professionals develop intuition behind deep neural networks, most of them, in fact, ending much before delving deeper into CNN/GANs/RL,” said Rohan Shravan, Founder, Inkers.ai.
“We are facing a tremendous challenge in getting the right talent for Inkers, and we thought of solving this problem for all AI companies. We are proud that EIP 1 and 2 were extremely successful, attracting more than 1000 professionals from nearly all the companies you can think of,” said Shravan in a prepared statement.
Mohanakrishnan, Head – CoE, Data Science & Artificial Intelligence, NASSCOM, said, “Our industry is in a compelling need for skill development at present which should be treated with utmost priority. As we move towards Industry 4.0, with the overly dynamic trends of the industry, constant changes in technologies and the way businesses operate, there is a very advanced skill set required by the workforce. It is imperative that we equip our work force to deal with futuristic technologies such as AI, ML, robotics and blockchain.”
“As technology permeates through various industries, this symbiosis of skills and innovation will not only be well absorbed across industries but also help co-create a powerful digital learning ecosystem,” he said.