KATHMANDU, July 1: Fusemachines Inc., one of the leading artificial intelligence (AI) service providers in Nepal, on Thursday launched AI2Go Workshop, an AI training program, targeting to develop proficient manpower of the segment in various professions.
The first-of-its-kind AI training, which is a four weeks long online based course, is expected to benefit professionals with zero or limited computer science or technology knowhow as well as those with related skill sets but no AI background. The goal of the program is to help equip participants with foundational training in AI and enhance their ability to think creatively about AI and machine learning (ML) and their application in businesses, according to the company.
Founded in 2013, Fusemachines has been offering its AI proficient services to enhance various landscapes of the businesses in the country. According to Sameer Maskey, CEO of
Fusemachines, they launched AI Shikshya for Nepal last year targeting to introduce high quality AI education opportunities to every corner of the country. “As we continue to train hundreds of computer science and information technology students in AI, we also want to acknowledge the proliferation of AI across all industries,” said Maskey adding that they have come up with the new initiative citing the interest shown by the non-technical professionals for AI training in particular.
The program features eight live online sessions, complete with practical programming lessons and guest lectures delivered by AI experts, including notable professors and scientists from the US. The course can be accessed both on desktop and mobile and will include additional reading materials the participants can peruse anytime within the prescribed period of the program.
By the end of the AI2Go Workshop, the participants will have gained knowledge of ML, AI, deep learning, classification, and regression, a sound understanding of ML workflows, computer vision, natural language processing, dataset and AI model creation, as well as basic working knowledge of Python needed for building ML models, said the company.
“Despite growing awareness around AI and a collective urgency to jump on the digital transformation bandwagon, there is an evident lack of knowledge around the subject and an appalling dearth of related talent,” said Bülent Uyaniker, Senior AI Researcher at Fusemachines. “Through critical training initiatives such as AI2Go, we are delivering the much-needed access to AI knowledge, while also empowering Nepal’s professional community to reskill, upskill and apply their learnings to their existing fields or pursue a purely AI-focused career.”
Prior to launching AI2Go, Fusemachines rolled out similar initiatives, including AI Shikshya for Nepal, ongoing strategic training partnerships with Nepal’s educational institutes, and certification programs such as Foundations in AI and Microdegree™. The details about the AI2Go Workshop can be accessed on fuse.ai/ai2go, said the company.