BENGALURU, May 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

- Industry actively building AI solutions that needs advanced research inputs 

- Program designed by IIIT-H Kohli Center on Intelligent Systems, India's leading AI research cluster 

- Unique hybrid program combines lectures, labs, mentoring, workshops and hackathons 

- Major impetus for women professionals through special scholarships 

IIIT-Hyderabad (IIIT-H) has announced a plan to equip 10,000 industry professionals with expertise in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning (AI/ML) by 2021. The first cohort of its state-of-the-art AI/ML executive program has already attracted 400 participants from 127 leading technology companies, and will be available in Bengaluru starting June 2018. The program is offered in association with TalentSprint.

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The AI/ML executive program is designed by IIIT-H's Kohli Center on Intelligent Systems, India's premier research cluster for Artificial Intelligence. Its groundbreaking research in language technology, computer vision, data sciences, robotics, cognitive sciences and machine learning is recognized by researchers the world over. Last year, the Center's research was featured in 312 publications and received 5792 citations. Prof P.J. Narayan was elected Fellow of INAE and Prof. C.V. Jawahar was elected Fellow of IAPR.

The AI/ML executive program, directed by Prof. C.V. Jawahar, has certain unique objectives. To make India a global AI/ML hub, the program enables a rapid transfer of latest research insights to industry practitioners. To maximize learning effectiveness, it combines lectures with online and offline labs, expert mentoring, industry workshops and team hackathons. To improve gender diversity in deep and disruptive technologies, it gives a major impetus to working and returning women professionals by offering special scholarships.

According to Dr. P. J. Narayanan, Director, IIIT-H, "The complexity of AI/ML calls for a unique program design, so that it can be absorbed by technology professionals with conventional backgrounds. We are very encouraged by the enthusiastic response from participants who are hailing the format, delivery, and effectiveness of the program as a game changer. Bengaluru, the hotspot of disruptive technologies and exciting startups, will play a pivotal role in the overall success of this program."

According to Dr. Santanu Paul, MD & CEO, TalentSprint, "AI/ML technology is rewriting all the rules of the software industry. It is a once-in-a-generation paradigm shift. The scale up we are announcing today will make it the largest executive education initiative in the field of AI/ML. Working professionals are pressed for time and need fast track interventions to reinvent themselves. We are very pleased to collaborate with IIIT-H in making Bengaluru a major hub for the program."

International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts that global spending worldwide for cognitive computing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence will continue to see significant corporate investment over the next several years, achieving a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 54.4% through 2020 when revenues will be more than $46 billion. According to Gartner, AI will add 2.3 million jobs by 2020. In this rapidly changing ecosystem, IT Executives, irrespective of stage of career, need fluency in deep and disruptive technologies.

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About the International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad 

The International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) is an autonomous research university founded in 1998 that focuses on the core areas of Information Technology, such as Computer Science, Electronics and Communications, and their applications in other domains through interdisciplinary research that has a greater social impact. It has established itself as a research institute enabled by strong undergraduate and graduate programs. The institute has large research centers in language technologies, visual technologies, data engineering, security and algorithms, including the renowned Kohli Center for Intelligent Systems. For more information please visit

About TalentSprint 

TalentSprint is a new-age digital platform to transform the lives of young and experienced professionals. Its blended boot camps empower professionals with high end disruptive technologies. The AI-powered digital platform enables professionals to get ahead and stay ahead in a hypercompetitive world. Funded by Nexus Venture Partners and the National Skill Development Corporation, TalentSprint aims to empower ONE MILLION professionals by 2020. For more information please visit

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