Microsoft Launches 'AI Odyssey' To Upskill 1 Lakh Indian Developers In AI Technologies

Microsoft has announced ‘AI Odyssey,’ a pioneering initiative aiming to train 100,000 developers in the country on advanced AI technologies and tools. Microsoft launched this program on Monday, designed to provide an immersive learning experience that enables developers to acquire and demonstrate essential skills for implementing critical AI-based projects aligned with business goals.

What to know: As AI increasingly redefines the work landscape, Microsoft’s initiative seeks to nurture a skilled workforce adept at employing AI to tackle complex challenges and drive value. AI Odyssey emerges as a crucial platform for developers to contribute to India’s growth, crafting solutions and showcasing their ability to solve real-world problems using AI.

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How can developers apply? Interested developers across India, regardless of their background or experience, are invited to register. The program, spanning a month, consists of two levels that participants need to complete by January 31, 2024. The first level focuses on teaching the use of Azure AI services to develop and deploy solutions across various scenarios. It includes access to resources, code samples, and guides for mastering practical AI skills.

The second level of AI Odyssey involves an online assessment with interactive lab tasks, allowing participants to earn Microsoft Applied Skills credentials. This credential verifies their capability to address real-world problems using AI.

Furthermore, successful participants in both levels will have the opportunity to win a VIP Pass for the Microsoft AI Tour in Bangalore on February 8, 2024.

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