The Indian Institute of Technology – Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU) and Amazon Internet Services Private Limited (AISPL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop cloud-ready job skills by providing access to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate program, and to help establish an artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) Cloud Research Lab.
The Cloud Research Lab will provide students with opportunities to use AWS Cloud technology to pursue research initiatives that focus on AI and ML innovation for India. According to an Accenture report titled, “Rewire for Growth”, AI has the potential to add nearly US $1 trillion to India’s economy by 2035. India, as the fastest growing economy and with the second largest population in the world, has a significant stake in the AI revolution which needs to be implemented and encouraged in the areas of health, education, environment, infrastructure, cybersecurity, and various other sectors. Delivering home-grown pioneering technological AI solutions, and simultaneously building the foundational R&D capabilities will enable Indian businesses to innovate with #AI4India.
Under the MoU agreement, IIT-BHU gains access to the resources in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate program and curriculum designed for higher education institutions to incorporate in to their courses. This collaboration will help accelerate cloud-related technical expertise for students and boost their readiness as they prepare to undertake the industry-recognized certification.