Hyderabad: Digithon, the digital entity of Telangana Information Technology Association (TITA), is starting an internship programme in Artificial Intelligence (AI) from July 12. Those clearing the course will receive a certificate from University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), US.
With the Telangana government declaring last year as the year of AI and numerous job opportunities in the IT sector, the scope for AI is growing. TITA had earlier imparted training in AI to make the State’s youth job-ready. Over 50,000 applications were received for the course of which more than 2,000 individuals were imparted training in AI as part of the Telangana government’s ‘Year of the AI’ initiative.
About 96.7 per cent of individuals cleared the AI exam conducted by UTD, and of this 80 per cent of individuals landed jobs in the AI area. The TS government, in its official report on AI, recognised and appreciated the role of Digithon, the digital entity of Telangana Information Technology Association (TITA) in the application and imparting skills in AI. To continue the training programmes in 2021, TITA has come up with the internship programme.
TITA will roll out the ‘Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning In-plant Training cum Internship Program’ from July 12 and the last date for enrolling in the course is July 10. Participants will be trained in AI projects such as facial recognition, chatbot, etc. The ensuing training session will take up projects based on machine learning (ML) and deep learning.
Participants will visit industry as part of the industrial tour and those clearing an exam post the eight-week AI programme will receive a certificate in AI & ML from the UTD.
TITA said, institutes offering programmes in AI usually charge a hefty fee ranging into lakhs of rupees. However, TITA is offering the same programme at a nominal charge of Rs 10,000 for the benefit of youth in the State. Individuals interested in taking up the AI programme can register themselves at bit.ly/digithon_academy.
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