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Royal Academy of Engineering,UK under Newton Bhabha Fund has approved a nation wide initiative on "AI and deep learning Skilling and Research" . University college, London, Brunel University, London and Bennett University, India are collaborators of the project. NVIDIA and AWS Educate, Videoken and Edvantics are industry partners. The initiative got further boost when AICTE saw great merit in the initiative and has recommended all of its 10000 approved institutions to associate with the project.
The project will have approximately 10 collaborator institutions, 100 Lead zonal partners and 1000 basic partner institutions, 10000 teachers and 1000000 Students. At its full scale the project involves the resources of more than 100 million (including cash, kind and human contributions from the partners). Project has the potential to change the landscape of AI Research in India. Due to the Interdisciplinary nature of applications in this domain, the impact will percolate to all the departments of the institutions. Outcome of the project will be tangible in terms of its impact to Engineering community and general public. Super-computing infrastructure, Strong faculty profile and liberal institution support from Bennett University will fulfil the stated objectives of the project.
To equip faculty members and students with the industry-driven artificial intelligence and deep-learning tools.
To train and guide faculty members of associate institutes to do cutting-edge research in the areas related to the artificial intelligence and deep-learning.
To actively engage students and industries to have better collaboration for the benefit of the society via student projects.
To work in a systematic manner with defined goals and targets for fulfilling the vision.
To engage and collaborate with peer institutions for active research network; To generate funds with quality proposals.
To enroll, train and develop quality workforce; To establish the synergistic relationship with leaders of industry, academia, and government.
World is on the cusp of a revolution about new possibilities in AI and Machine Learning. Deep Learning is being used to solve many critical healthcare related issues apart from other important areas that impact society.
India has aspiring young students in thousands of educational institutions in the country. Due to lack of quality faculty and curriculum design issues many of these students are not able to get access to latest skill sets required by the industry. 2-Tier and 3-Tier Institutions are also looking for hand holding to get started in the latest areas of research and to work with industry in their area.
Industry all over the world is facing huge scarcity of trained manpower in machine intelligence. Companies working in autonomous vehicular industry, Advanced data science, image processing, Video analytics are short of talent. The whole spectrum of applications important for our planet are waiting for new innovations and ideas due to this newly found potential around deep learning. The project will help bring India to a prominent place in the field of AI manpower and research.
Importance of the technology in Higher education has been beautifully summarized in the following blogs influence of machine learning in engineering education power and simplicity of deep learning technology is great dont get left behind Bennett University (Lead Institution ) is uniquely poised in this domain as it has become the first institution in the country to have a world-class Supercomputing lab with NVIDIA DGX-1 V100 which is the fastest machine made by NVIDIA for Deep Learning. Computer Science Engineering Department of Bennett is privileged to have world class faculty and infrastructure. It also has a very active research group called MISHA (Machine Intelligence for Smart Places and Health Care Applications ). University has agreed to share its resources for the benefit of the nation to different stakeholders of Higher Education. It will in turn help the University to be the leader in AI research in the country. Some Press Coverage related to this https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/services/education/bennett-university-gets-uk-funding-for-ai-skilling-project/articleshow/63322762.cms https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/services/education/bennett-university-ties-up-with-top-companies-to-make-courses-industry-relevant/articleshow/60265349.cms
Project will Skill 10000 faculty/professionals of 1000 institutions in India through 10 collaborators 100 Zonal Lead institutions chosen from different Geographic regions of the country. 100 Zonal Lead institutions will also setup a research group, which will be mentored to do short and long-term research in Machine Learning, AI and Deep learning. Start-ups and industry involved in the Artificial Intelligence related work will partner for providing application-inspired ideas and absorbing the trained graduates of these institutions. Outcome of the project will be tangible in terms of quality manpower for the skill-scare industry and strategic partnership between industry-academia apart from few spin-offs due to this initiative.
Overall it will enhance the content, quality, capacity and collaboration of Indian Engineering education ecosystem.
The Project has inbuilt ingredients for engaging wider engineering community including people from professional Organizations, Industry and Consultant Networks. There is an immediate need to expand the number of people who can innovate and sustain the ongoing revolution in Artificial Intelligence Applications. This can be achieved if there are more institutions who are willing to adopt the new skills into their ecosystem and produce more trained professionals. Along with this they should usher into new age research which will help to bring a buoyancy into their overall motivation and confidence to bring more quality and progressive practices for a systemic change. This will also bring the partnering Institutions to interact with each other and make broader groups to handle the pressing problems in this domain. The flow of knowledge, innovation and skills will be both ways involving the Engineering Community and academic institutions. Public will be benefitted as many of them will be the stakeholders in these activities and will be benefitted indirectly. The trained individuals will get good jobs and will bring benefits to their families and the wider community. The applications that may get developed through the inputs from the Research Groups will be of great relevance for the public. It will also help in bringing an incremental change in the Indian economy in the medium and long term. Initiative actively looking for experts who can help in skilling and mentoring these institutions.
Impact on the Associates depending on type of association
Impact on Individuals depending on type of association
in providing AI man power to the world
Making Deep Learning and AI skills mainstream in India to fulfill trilateral needs of entrepreneurship, Industry academia partnership and application-inspired Engineering Research