Hyderabad: The demand for Artificial Intelligence professionals is expected to be 2,38,000 in the next three years in India according to National Association of Software and Service Companies analysis released recently.
While Artificial Intelligence has been around since the 1980s, the major work is being seen in the last five years with rapid growth and change in the use of technology.
The experiments in AI are being carried out in the laboratories of institutions that are working on projects on a smaller scale and then blooming into start-ups or being directly experimented in the industry on a larger scale. According to Nasscom estimates, the industry will be worth $16 billion by 2025.
To meet this demand, it is important to have a work force which can create the codes for the intelligence to solve the problem. Associate professor IIT-H, Dr Anoop Namboodri explained, “The learning in AI is based on thinking of different ways to solve the problem. To induce and set this kind of thinking in students requires a lot of different methods to get them to that point. This requires setting up a base for them which will then get them into thinking critically and that helps to derive the codes to understand and solve the problem.”
The rush for the courses is presently being seen in Hyderabad, Bangalore and in IIT Madras and Hyderabad and Indian Institute of Science.
The real-time business, healthcare, life sciences and social problems are presented to the students and these are then solved with the help of technology using AI space and are closely monitored by the industry.
Professor A. Moiz of computer science explained, “The bases of Artificial Intelligence lies in the coding process and if the codes are not developed properly, the result will not be proper either. The adoption of right methodology is important.”
Like the experiment carried out for chat room with AI by a multinational company led to inputs of abuses, threats and disrespectful terms being added and the chat messages turned abusive in nature.
Similarly, in the game of chess the best moves of grand masters have been put in the AI and that is making it tough to win.
Professor Ramesh Loganathan explained, “While students are showing interest, there are also experienced professionals who want to learn and use it in their work. People with more than 10 years of work experience who are also keen to understand the AI systems and implement them at their work place. Hence, there is a surging demand and as the technology grows further there will be more and more service industries looking at it to improve their skills.”
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