Hyderabad: Tech giant Microsoft India shall be training 5,000 government officials in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent cloud computing skills under its new initiative – Digital Governance Tech Tour.
These officials will be trained over a period of 12 months as a part of the national skilling initiative as was announced during the Digital Governance Tech Summit 2019 in New Delhi, TT reports.
The event was attended by Amitabh Kant, CEO NITI Aayog and Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary MeITY along with Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India supported by NIC, GeM and STPI.
Mr Kant said, “For our country, the power of AI, cloud services, and data analytics needs to be brought to bear in core sectors for inclusive economic growth. As we move beyond pilots and understand how to scale AI implementation and cloud adoption across states and sectors, it is vital to equip the ecosystem with the right know how and skills. Collaboration with academia and the industry, and initiatives such as this will help build the foundation towards an AI enabled future.”
While Anant added that this new initiative will be first-of-its-kind Digital Governance Tech Tour for government officials.
It shall be open to technocrats and IT professionals across the government ecosystem, offering them 10-module programme in two different tracks where the first track is for technical directors, technical architects and project managers, while the second track is for developers, IT architect and application architects.