The demand for a new skill like Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is growing, especially in regard to data scientists, for whom the demand is projected to exceed supply by more than 50% by 2018.

If you are in India want to equip yourself with the skill of artificial intelligence and machine learning then your plight has been heard by none other than tech giant Google as now you can access practical -- and free -- training from Google experts.

Google has brought the its Machine Learning Crash Course (MLCC) Study Jam series program to India, which will be a in-person sessions. The course, according to Google, will improve developers' "technical proficiency in machine learning, enabling them to apply cutting-edge techniques to help take on a range of practical challenges”.

MLCC is Google’s flagship machine learning course, initially created for Google engineers. This course was taken up by more than 18,000 Googlers, and was recently made publicly available when the company introduced "Learn with Google AI", in March this year, to enable people to understand and use AI in solving complex as well as real-world problems, develop skills and learn about a variety of concepts.

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Announcing the launch of the initiative in India, the Director of Public Policy at Google India, Chetan Krishnaswamy, said that there’s a ‘clear and present need for trained and technically-equipped developers’ to deal with the various AI-related projects, what with companies of all sizes starting to incorporate AI in their products and services.

"From helping farmers detect the onset of crop infections to enabling doctors diagnose the occurrence of diabetic blindness among millions, Artificial Intelligence is helping tackle challenges inventively across a range of sectors", he added.

MLCC is intended for those who wish to learn about ML from a practical, applied perspective that will enable them to gain a deeper understanding of the power of TensorFlow and incorporate best practices into their everyday projects. This course is ideally suited to developers with basic machine learning knowledge, who are keen to gain experience in ML and TensorFlow. TensorFlow is a computational framework for building machine learning models.

According to Google, the AI ecosystem in India is in nascent stage though developing rapidly. With companies of all sizes adopting AI in their solutions, there is a clear and present need for trained and technically-equipped developers to drive these AI-related challenges and projects, and to facilitate this Google has brought this initiative to the country.

Notably, this program is an outcome of agreement signed between Google and NITI Aayog, Indian govt.'s policy think tank, in May, to jointly work towards building the AI ecosystem in India.

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American research and advisory firm Gartner Inc has forecast the creation of 2.3 million jobs in AI, ML, and Deep Learning (DL) within three years [Read Here].

Besides., in October 2017, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) has launched a professional course on ‘Foundations for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning'.

In November, an Intel report predicted that 70% of Indian organizations will deploy artificial intelligence enabled solutions by end of 2019, which in other words also predicted that India will create more jobs for artificial intelligence and robotics professionals.

Via - Official Google India Blog

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