Intel India today hosted its first AI Day where the government, the industry, and the academia congregated to discuss the potential of accelerating the AI revolution in the country. The company deep dived into its global AI strategy, and also highlighted how it is working with the ecosystem in India to improve solution performances on Intel’s AI platforms.

Intel India announced a comprehensive developer community initiative to engage students, researchers, and developers, the AI Developer Education Program, targeted at educating 15,000 scientists, developers, analysts, and engineers on key AI technologies, including Deep Learning and Machine Learning. Through 60 programs across the year, ranging from workshops, roadshows, user group and senior technology leader roundtables, the initiative aims at empowering this community with the know-how for the adoption of AI via technical sessions involving the use of ready-to-deploy platforms and tools for solution development.

AI is the fastest growing workload in the data center, growing at two times the overall computing market. By 2020, the industry expects more servers running data analytics than any other workload, and analytics predictors will be built into every application. Staying ahead of this curve, Intel announced its AI strategy last year to drive breakthrough performance, democratize access and maximize societal benefits.Intel IoTToday, Intel powers 97% of data center servers running AI workloads and offers the most flexible, yet performance-optimized portfolio of solutions. Backed by its unified approach to AI, Intel is leading the AI Computing era through its end-to-end hardware and software that is designed for building AI applications across virtually any industry.

Intel’s collaboration with companies such as Google, and the company’s acquisition, including Saffron, Movidius, Nirvana Systems and Mobileye, further Intel’s AI capabilities, giving the company an edge, especially at a time when embedded computer vision is becoming increasingly important the world over.

Prakash Mallya, Managing Director, Intel South Asia, said, “As India undergoes a rapid digital transformation, the data center and the intelligence behind the data collected will enable the government and industry to make effective decisions based on algorithms. This means increasing opportunities for using AI in the country, and to make this happen, Intel India is collaborating with Hewlett Packard Enterprise*, Wipro*, Julia Computing* and Calligo Technologies*, by enabling them with AI solutions based Intel Architecture.”

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