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Artificial Intelligence Training for Technical Students in Odisha Soon

Artificial Intelligence Training for Technical Students in Odisha Soon

Technical students in Odisha will have the opportunity to get trained on Artificial Intelligence developed smart machines. Skill Development and Technical Education Minister Premananda Nayak said that a Centre of Excellence has been set up by Tech Mahindra and Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) at the College of Engineering and Technology (CET) where a 6-12 month course on AI technology will be taught to the students.

The centre will also provide training to professionals to address the AI technology issues emerging in the various governmental organizations and industries. The training would help students build smarter machines capable of performing tasks that usually require human intelligence. According to the survey of Aspiring Minds 2019, only 2.5 per cent engineers have expertise in AI and 4.6 per cent have coding skills in the State.

The facility has been created to address this issue and offer skill training on AI and Coding at CET and provisions for extra coding courses like Python, C and C++ have been made. Additionally, training through coding is being provided at engineering colleges and polytechnics through CISCO NetAcad programme.

Nayak said Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT), Burla has prepared to offer courses on AI technology and machine learning under TEQIP-III programme. Moreover, super computers have been installed at VSSUT, CET, IGIT and Parala Maharaj College of Engineering with support from C-DAC for high speed computing and machine learning.

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