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IIT Madras-incubated startup GUVI is collaborating with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to upskill 10 lakh Indians in coding through a one-day free workshop called ‘AI-For-India 1.0’.

Targeted towards students, IT professionals, and anyone in the age group of 8 to 80 years interested in coding, the event is scheduled to be conducted on April 24, 2021. Registrations have already begun and can be done on the GUVI’s AI-for-India website: https://www.guvi.in/AI-for-India?utm_source=online&utm_medium=articles&utm_campaign=aiforindia

This initiative, being taken up in memory of GUVI’s Co-founder  Sridevi Arun Prakash, is part of the startup’s mission to provide training in Artificial Intelligence to One billion Indians and make India – the leader in the Artificial Intelligence field, a release said.

Buddha Chandrasekhar, Chief Coordinating Officer, AICTE, Ministry of Education, Government of India, who launched the initiative during a recent event, said, “The Ministry of Education and AICTE want to give the best education and skills to all Indian students, as well as faculty and institutes. We have come up with an initiative along with GUVI that got selected for NEAT (National Education Alliance for Technology) to upskill 10 lakh students in Artificial Intelligence. Our collaboration will surely set a World Record.”

In this workshop, participants can learn to build a face recognition app using Python from industry experts. This online coding workshop is expected to draw the participation of people from various backgrounds.

All the participants will gain free access to GUVI’s Python course that helps them understand the concepts of the Python programming language. Further, world record event participation certificates and unlimited access to ‘CodeKata,’ a Coding skill-building platform, will be offered to all the participants.

GoFrugal Technologies Founder and CEO Kumar Vembu said, “Automation freed us from lots of manual labour. The AI revolution will free us from data-driven and rule-based decisions.”

“This initiative will not only help create a large talent pool for the industry but could also result in creating AI entrepreneurs,” he added.

GUVI Founder and Chief Operating Officer Arun Prakash said, “Through every age, the world experiences different revolutions. Currently, we are at the brink of the coding or AI revolution. You do not need to be a developer but you need to understand what is happening. You need to be well-informed on what your data means to you and what it means to others so you can make informed decisions without depending on the opinion of others.”

This grand online event, Ai-for-India 1.0 is just the beginning step of a Progressive Coding Revolution, which will be held on April 24, 2021.

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