IIT Madras launches 'PadhAI' to train students in artificial intelligence

PadhAI is a four-month course comprising 80 hours of lecture which will begin from 1 February.

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) has launched a start-up to teach artificial intelligence (AI) to students at nominal costs. The startup is called "PadhAI" and it offers an affordable hands-on course on 'Deep Learning.'

According to various reports, the course is open to all students, faculty and professionals who have a basic background in mathematics and Python, and the fee for students and faculty will be Rs 1,180 and for working professionals Rs 5,900.

Here's a link to enroll for the course.

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IIT Madras also intends to create AI-driven apps by collaborating with small and medium enterprises.

"The Indian IT industry has gone through several waves of technology and survived by upskilling. The current wave of AI is very different. It requires both mathematical insight and hands-on experience. We need courses that strike the right balance between these two. Only then will India be able to produce visible products and services in the AI age," said Mitesh Khapra, assistant professor at IIT-Madras.

It is a four-month course comprising 80 hours of lecture content which will begin from 1 February and the registrations for the course are open until 24 January.

Also, Indian Institute of Technology in Hyderabad is reportedly launching a Bachelor of Technology program in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the following academic year, that is 2019-2020.

The course will have an intake of 20 students who can take the program via JEE-Advanced, which is an annual engineering college entrance examination in India conducted by IIT.

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