Hyderabad: Telangana IT Association (TITA) is looking at training more students in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to meet the future demands in this area. It has urged students, faculty and individuals, to learn new skills in AI area to grab opportunities in this field.

TITA’s Digithon initiative was appreciated by the Telangana government in its report on 2020 Year of AI. As part of the initiative, prior to the Covid-19, TITA took up various AI events like industry tours to companies working on AI and Digithon wherein it imparted coding skills to students from government schools. Students were trained in Scratch, Python-based coding and are now equipped with skills with which they can develop games, quizzes and other features based on AI on their own. Later, TITA in collaboration with the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) designed a special curriculum in AI and imparted skills to youth and students. As many as 523 individuals benefited from the programme and received certificates in AI.

Speaking on the occasion, TITA Global President Sundeep Kumar Makthala expressed happiness that the Association has trained over 3,000 people in AI and coding. “Completion of AI-based training and subsequent recognition of the same work by the government gives us immense pleasure,” he said.

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