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TITA to kickstarts AI Internship program

With experts emphasizing the growing importance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) coupled with factors like the Telangana government declaring last year as the year of AI and numerous employment opportunities in IT sector, the scope for AI is growing and is now an all-time high.

However, the new technology domain is too costly an affair to pursue. To make the AI course accessible to youth across the State, Digithon, the digital entity of Telangana Information Technology Association (TITA) is starting an IPT cum Internship program in Artificial Intelligence from July 12.

Those clearing the course on its completion will receive a certificate in AI/ ML from University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), a top varsity in the US, a release here said on Saturday.

TITA had earlier also imparted training in AI to make state’s youth job-ready. As many as 50,000+ applications were received for the course of which 2,000+ individuals were imparted training in AI as part of the Telangana government’s Year of the AI initiative.

96.7 per cent of individuals clear the AI exam conducted by UTD and of this 80 percent of individuals landed jobs in the AI area. The TS government, in its official report on AI, recognized 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 programs in 2021, TITA has come up with the internship program.

TITA will commence its program named ‘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, 2021.

Participants will be trained in AI projects like facial recognition, chatbot, etc. In 2020, participants learnt attendance management projects through facial recognition as part of their AI program. Also, projects were taken up to identify if people were wearing a mask or not.

The ensuing training session will take up projects based on machine learning (ML), deep learning. This apart, participants will visit industry as part of the industrial tour. Participants clearing an exam post the eight-week AI program will receive a certificate in AI & ML from the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD).

Institutes offering programs in AI usually charge a hefty fee ranging into lakhs of rupees.

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