Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces the launch of its new scholarship program for artificial intelligence and machine learning. The scholarship program is worth $10 million and aims to train underrepresented individuals with critical skills in artificial intelligence to make them industry-ready.
Amazon has collaborated with Udacity and Intel to provide scholarships to over 2000 learners annually and provide them with educational content. Amazon will also offer career mentorship and access to various ML technologies for the selected students.
The newly launched initiative aims to nurture a diverse and talented workforce for artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in the future. The program will allow students to access multiple free training modules and tutorial videos on the basics of machine learning from any part of the world.
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Vice president of Amazon machine learning at AWS, Swami Sivasubramanian, said, “Machine learning will be one of the most transformational technologies of this generation. If we are going to unlock the full potential of this technology to tackle some of the world’s most challenging problems, we need the best minds entering the field from all backgrounds and walks of life.”
It is a four-month long virtual program that teaches students above the age of 16 the foundational skills that one requires to kick start their career in artificial intelligence and machine learning.
The course will also provide “Ask me Anything” webinars on a monthly basis, where students can resolve their doubts and get the best available mentorship from experts from the AWS team.
In order to participate in the scholarship program, students must successfully complete prerequisites within AWS DeepRacer Student and submit their applications on the official website of Udacity before the deadline.
Interested candidates can apply for the AWS scholarship here.