IIT KGP collaborates with AWS to develop AI resource platform
    Kolkata, Aug 31 (PTI) IIT Kharagpur has collaborated
with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop a resource portal to
promote learning and development in the artificial
intelligence (AI).
    Powered by Amazon SageMaker, a cloud machine learning
platform, the National Artificial Intelligence Resource Portal
(NAIRP) is aimed at making the search for AI learning
resources simpler and more accessible to learners,
practitioners and researchers in India, an IIT KGP statement
said here on Saturday.
    The initiative has got funding from the Ministry of
Human Resources Development, as part of the National Digital
Library of India (NDLI) project which is being spearheaded by
the premier institute.
    With the launch of NAIRP, machine learning
practitioners will be able to search quickly and get access to
myriads of learning resources, it said.
    "The contributions from AWS will enable us to provide
cloud computing to all learners and reduce the high barrier to
make training in AI more available," former IIT Kharagpur
Director and Professor Partha Pratim Chakrabarti said.
    There is a demand for professionals skilled in AI as
well as resources, said Professor Sudeshna Sarkar, Head,
Centre for Artificial Intelligence at IIT Kharagpur.
    NAIRP will index a wide variety of AI-specific
learning materials and allow interested candidates access to
different resources for converting concepts into working
    Bratin Saha, Vice President, AWS Machine Learning and
Engines, said, "We are delighted to work with IIT Kharagpur in
developing the NAIRP platform." PTI SUS

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