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Free online training programme AI for India 2.0 launched

Dharmendra Pradhan launches AI for India 2.0, a free AI skill training course in Indian languages on the occasion of World Youth Skills’ Day.

Union Minister of Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan launched AI for India 2.0, a free online training programme on Artificial Intelligence on Saturday.

A joint initiative of Skill India and GUVI, a startup incubated by IIT Madras, the online programme will equip youth with frontier skills. The online programme has been accredited by NCVET and IIT Madras.

GUVI is a platform that enables tech learning in vernacular languages. This program has been curated in 9 Indian languages.

Speaking on the occasion, Pradhan said that this is a good beginning towards dismantling language barriers in technology education and future-proofing our Yuva Shakti, particularly those in rural areas.

The minister said India is a technology-savvy country and the success story in adoption of digital payments in the country is a case in point. He expressed satisfaction that GUVI has taken this initiative to educate the bottom of the pyramid population in cutting-edge technologies.