Intel plans to launch several initiatives such as ‘AI for current workforce’ and ‘AI for future workforce’ by the end of this year to build a skill-ready workforce, told Shweta Khurana, senior director, Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) for government partnerships, initiatives, and global government affairs, Intel.
Khurana said that the AI for the future workforce would cater to 18 years and above. AI for the current workforce is for professionals primarily focused on women-driven small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The program will be delivered virtually by an Intel-certified coach.
The company’s curriculum designed for AI for the future workforce is technical. However, students do not require any prior domain knowledge. Furthermore, projects under the program are focussed on industrial impacts such as insurance fraud protection, predictive maintenance, viral post protection, and common trade application, among others.
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Through virtual training in a real-world environment for three months, learners will be exposed to the challenges and how to build solutions. Earlier initiatives from Intel included Building AI Readiness, Intel AI for youth, and Responsible AI for Youth among young innovators. Under these three initiatives, over 3,50,000 students have been trained with AI skills since 2019.
Under Intel AI for youth programs, the learners acquire technical skills in data science, computer vision, natural language processes, and social skills, focused on AI ethics, biases, and AI solutions-building. For this, Intel has collaborated with the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to create AI readiness by skilling facilitators in CBSE schools, AI curricula for students, and setting up focused AI skill labs.