Experts say that in the changing technology scenario, India now needs degree courses and professional training programs in artificial intelligence. Pearson Professional Programs (PPP) vice president Varun Dhamija said that in the digital era and the rapidly changing industrial landscape, artificial intelligence is affecting many industries, changing job roles. In almost every industry, the world is looking towards artificial intelligence and it is being considered as the next big technological change in the industrial and smartphone revolution.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced artificial intelligence as an optional subject in schools, but still, there are no degree courses available in this area except for short duration courses in the country. Varun said that according to our recent survey, 60 % of Indians believe that the world is now moving towards a model where people participate in education for life. More and more professionals, novice young and mid-level employees have now realized that their employees need some new teaching and formal training in artificial intelligence and other fields. In view of this change, we will not only see the demand for short duration or vocational education but will see the full curriculum based on artificial intelligence.
Birlasoft Chief People Officer Samit Deb said that there has been a considerable increase in artificial intelligence-related courses in universities and skilled employees. Where big industry leaders and academicians come together and give more industrial training, along with creating new courses related to artificial intelligence. The United Arab Emirates inaugurated an artificial intelligence university last month which is claimed to be the first such university in the world. Mohammed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) is offering courses to graduate students. The university is also applying for its first masters and Ph.D. programs. It is expected to start on 20 September next year.