IIT Kharagpur’s centre for AI has tied up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop a National Artificial Intelligence Resource Portal (NAIRP). NAIRP was launched with initial funding from the human resources ministry as part of the National Digital Library of India (NDLI) platform. “Various resources useful for learning AI will be made available under this portal, including textbooks, online courses, lectures, datasets, codes and tools. The first version should be ready in the next few months,” Sarkar says. The system will start off using AWS Cloud, and will also be connected in the future with the in-house cloud developed at IIT Kharagpur. The plan is to make it public. She says students should develop the ability to keep learning about emerging technologies. “One should have the foundational knowledge to pick up the new skills. The core topics of AI are search, reasoning, machine learning, and knowledge management. Higher studies in AI requires a strong … [Read more...] about IIT Kharagpur, AWS jointly developing AI learning, devt portal
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