Intel India hosted the AI (Artificial Intelligence) DevCon which was aimed at bringing together the top minds in data science, machine and deep learning, application development, and research to support the creation of AI-ready talent in the country.
Attended by more than 500 developers, the event served as a platform to share updates on real-world applications of AI that can benefit businesses, and people. Intel is committed to accelerating the accessibility of AI tools across industries, and drives the next wave of computing by strategically investing in developer education.
Prakash Mallya, Managing Director – Sales & Marketing Group, Intel India, said, “In April 2017, we committed to train 15,000 developers, students, and professors in AI. We have long surpassed our goal; today, over 99,000 people across more than 100 organizations have been engaged with, through relevant trainings and workshops. We have been able to accomplish this through our strong collaboration with the academia, government, and the private sector. This streak will continue as we engage with local platforms such as Analytics Vidhya, to train data scientists and developers.”
Intel India is also collaborating with companies such as Philips, arya.ai, and Mphasis NEXT Labs to deploy its AI portfolio in the local ecosystem. Speakers from Reliance Jio, Flipkart, Airtel, Amazon, Wipro, Microsoft, pi Ventures, and IIIT Hyderabad were at the DevCon, and addressed various facets of AI, ranging from the evolution of AI thinking and its capability to create new revenue streams, to the ethical component of the technology and its impact on the larger world population.
“The Intel AI Developer Conference in India is a testament to our local collaborations for developing AI technology, and growing the ecosystem” added Gadi Singer, Vice President and Architecture General Manager, Artificial Intelligence at Intel Corporation. “Today, a diverse set of Indian companies have shown how they are effectively using AI to accelerate their business, and shape the end user experience. Their insights and solutions reflect the great potential that India has for AI technology development.”
One day prior to the event, the company also hosted an AI developer workshop with handpicked 150 developers, to provide hands on experience using the Intel Dev Cloud, and optimized frameworks on Intel architecture.
Intel will continue to engage AI developers and startups in India through the Intel AI Academy and the Intel AI Builders Program.