Modern developments such as artificial intelligence have spread their wings in almost every sector of the economy across the globe. Now is the time to test the scope of AI for India as different wings of government and private companies are promoting the inclusion and learning of the technology.
AI or artificial intelligence comprises a broad branch of computing that enables machines to undertake tasks that typically require human intelligence and skill. From self-driving cars to digital assistive devices, such as Siri and Alexa, AI has simplified human life and transformed labor needs across all industry categories. Understanding the need and dependence of each sector on AI, multi-conglomerate companies such as Amazon, Samsung have announced internship opportunities and competitions to attract young Indian minds to emerging technologies.
AI is used to process big data, improve algorithms, pattern recognition, machine learning, etc. And the industrial segments of logistics, cybersecurity, healthcare, automotive and electronics also depend on ever-evolving segments of artificial intelligence.
On June 6, Data Tech Labs Inc announced the launch of a campaign titled “AI for India” in the presence of Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. The said campaign – AI for India is powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and supported by the Ministry of Education (GOI) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) which aims to Assess, Train, Practice, Offer Internships , allocate projects , certify and employ 25 lakhs of India across the country. While launching the campaign, Dr. Amit Andre, CEO of The Data Tech Labs, had said that the AI For India initiative will provide 20 lakh internship opportunities, over 50,000 industries and over 36,000 institutions for the digital India.
In a report published by the Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC), namely “Overview: Indian Telecom Market 2022-23”, it is stated that there was a combined demand for more than 1,50,000 positions in 5G, the Cloud Computing, AI and Big Data Analytics, IoT, Mobile App Development and Robotic Process Automation. The AI services market has been predicted to lead the overall AI market growth in India by 2025 at a CAGR of 35.8%. To bridge the gap between demand and supply of manpower required in the said sector, India needs to boost its AI skills training by integrating not only multinational corporations but also incentivizing start-ups in India to train and hire skilled people in AI.
At present, India ranks 46th in the Global Innovation Index for 2021. In the Bloomberg Innovation Index, 2021, India ranks 50th in terms of innovations. To place India among the top 10 countries in terms of innovations, artificial intelligence and machine learning skills training can not only be introduced to graduates but also introduced into the school curriculum for early exposure to the topics.