Chennai: The ‘AI-for-India’ Initiative launched by IIT Madras-incubated startup GUVI and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to upskill Indians in coding has already attracted over 2.80 lakh participants interested in learning Python and Artificial Intelligence.
A one-day online coding event, it is being conducted by GUVI in association with AICTE, IIT Madras Research Park, with more partners now roped in. It is targeted towards students, IT professionals, and anyone in the age group of 8 to 80 years interested in coding.
This online event has already commenced registrations and can be done on https://www.guvi.in/AI-for-India
GUVI welcomes all aspiring Indians to utilize this online opportunity to acquire AI skills and boost the participation to 10 lakh people, which will drive it towards a Guinness World Record for the maximum number of participants in an online event.
Expressing the support to this initiative from IIT Madras Research Park, Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Institute Professor, IIT Madras, and Chairman of SEBI’s Technical Advisory Committee, said, “GUVI is a remarkable Ed-tech company that is taking up a very unique initiative – ‘AI-for-India’ – where they will train 10 lakh students by teaching them Python and upskill them with AI skills. The ‘AI-for-India’ is definitely an innovative program ignited by GUVI with extensive support from AICTE, NEAT and IIT Madras Research Park.”
Participants can choose their time slot and learn to build a face recognition app using Python from industry experts. A Free Python course will be unlocked by GUVI to all the participants for learning the foundational concepts of Python programming language.
In addition, Participation Certification will be awarded for the learners who take part in this Guinness World record initiative. Also, unlimited access to a Coding skill-building platform called ‘CodeKata’, will be offered to all those who registered to ‘AI-for-India’.
This initiative, being taken up in memory of GUVI’s Co-founder Ms. Sridevi Arun Prakash, is part of the startup’s mission to provide training in Artificial Intelligence to One Million Indians and make India the leader in the Artificial Intelligence field.
GUVI has now roped in more partners for this grand online coding event. The new collaborators include GitHub, a technological partner and industry partner ‘BUDDI.AI’, a leading platform that leverages Artificial Intelligence for better automation solutions in the healthcare industry.
Speaking about the new collaborators for the ‘AI-For-India 1.0’ event, Mr.S.P. Balamurugan, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of GUVI, said, “BUDDI.AI is an exemplary enterprise that provides automation solutions with AI. Their contributions to the AI community is huge and their mission is aligned with the goals of our ‘AI-for-India’ Initiative. Our partnership with BUDDI.AI will reflect the synchronous objective by opening the doors for every aspirant to succeed with free enriching sessions on Artificial Intelligence from industry experts.”
Accentuating the collaboration that makes a big difference with tech-skilling through AI, Mr. Ram Swaminathan, Co-Founder and CEO of BUDDI.ai, said, “We are excited to collaborate with GUVI on this initiative as we firmly believe that the future prospects for healthcare, or any industry, is very bright when powered by AI. We urge everyone to learn AI technologies and skill themselves to have an exciting future. After the unprecedented breakthroughs in space and medicine, we are sure that our country can become a cradle for AI Zeitgeist, especially the youth who are fascinated by its capability.”
AI-for-India is trending on Twitter, a recent tweet by Dr. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), stated: “Participate to make AI education part of your life and help in setting up world record.”
Illuminating the uniqueness of this initiative, Mr. Arun Prakash, Founder and COO, GUVI, said, “The idea to collaborate with new partners is to unite India with Technological skills & uplift the people of our country with AI skill-set, Our initiative is warmly supported by notable associated Ed-tech partners like – SchoolMitra, Buddy4Study, Skillenza, GyanDhan, KopyKitaband AhaGuru. Special thanks to GitHub for being our technology partner with our AI-for-India.”