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IT firm Hexagon to teach AI to school students

K V Kurmanath Hyderabad | Updated on October 22, 2019 Published on October 22, 2019

Ties up with Nasscom to set up Artificial Intelligence Community Centre

IT firm Hexagon to introduce the nuts and bolts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to school students from Class 8. The AI Community Centre, which will offer free courses, to come up in Hyderabad early next year.

Stockholm (Sweden)-based Hexagon, a sensor, software and autonomous solutions, has tied up the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) to establish the AI Community Centre.

Besides, firm is also planning to set up a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Artificial Intelligence at its research and development centre in Hyderabad. It will be on the lines of CoEs that it established in the mobility and cloud spaces.

“The school is open to all. It will run introductory courses in AI for students from Class 8 to senior level, which include engineering students,” Navaneet Mishra, vice-president and Country Manager of Hexagon Capability Center India (HCCI), said. “Initially we are going to train about 350 students in a year in different batches,” he added.

Hiring plans

“We will be 1,500 by the year end. We have been adding about 200 employees every year. We will continue this. We expect the total number of employees in the Hyderabad centre will cross the 2,000-mark by 2022,” Navaneet Mishra said.

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Published on October 22, 2019
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