Dr. James Spearheaded AI Projects at AT&T, Xerox & Mitsubishi to Partner With SpringPeople to Upskill 10,000+ IT Professionals in India by 2019

Bengaluru, September 19, 2018 : SpringPeople, India’s biggest Enterprise IT training provider has partnered with key AI (Artificial Intelligence) & ML (Machine Learning) scientists across the globe, including Dr. James G. Shanahan (UC Berkeley) and his team of master trainers to deliver machine learning, AI & IoT enterprise enablement programs.

Professor Dr. James G. Shanahan of UC Berkeley is a leading AI scientist with 30 years of experience developing and researching cutting-edge AI systems splitting his time between industry and academia. Dr. James spearheaded AI projects in companies including AT&T, Xerox & Mitsubishi. He is also the author of six books, more than 50 research publications, and over 20 patents in the areas of machine learning and information processing.

The flagship courses architected by Dr. James for SpringPeople include machine learning (fundamentals, intermediate, advanced), data science (intermediate) and deep learning (advanced) training programs. Other courses include ML with R, ML with Google Cloud Platform, Deep Learning with TensorFlow & Mahout, RPA, IoT, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies, Amazon Machine Learning and many more.

Speaking at the launch of the SpringPeople ML programs, Ravi Kaklasaria, CEO & Founder, SpringPeople, said, “Designed as 360 degree experiences, our portfolio of AI/ML enterprise enablement programs are designed for teams and organizations. They are built around a learning path that include basic, intermediate & advanced courses. The classroom learning is supplanted with hands-on live projects so learners are ready to take on real-world projects by the end of training.”

These training programs have in-built flexibility to meet the needs of today’s millennial. They are available live via online, classroom and hybrid delivery modes which allow candidates to connect to virtual classrooms remotely, learn while they are at work, on the move or at home.

Shedding light into the future scope of AI, Dr. James said, “AI, increasingly in the form of machine learning techniques such as Deep learning, is fast becoming the engine that drives next generation systems. For example, chatbots, image recognition, fraud detection, autonomous vehicles and much more. Organizations across all verticals will benefit from AI/ML algorithms to build new products, cut costs with automation, improve customer engagement, improve security frameworks & fraud detection – the applications are endless.”

The lack of skilled talent to assist with organizational AI transformation, is what SpringPeople is working to bridge. This gap is most pronounced in economies like India & China where there is marked increase in the demand for AI/ML. Acknowledging the need for cross-border collaboration to meet this challenge, SpringPeople is on a mission to bring together AI specialists, scientists, researchers & trainers from the US, GermanyJapan and India. This ML/AI thinktank is developing Machine Learning enablement programs that are aimed at helping clients CISCO, MindTree, Accenture, Walmart, HSBC and others meet new-age technology requirements.

Commenting on the partnership with SpringPeople, Dr James added, “I’m happy to partner with SpringPeople as they work towards bridging the ever widening AI chasm. While organizational demand for trained, skilled AI/ML specialists is expected to rise by as much as 60% in 2019 alone, less than 4% of the Indian IT workforce handling ML/AI projects receive any formal training. With this partnership, we will provide a highly accessible ML/AI learning program of courses for teams & organizations.”

About Professor Dr. James G. Shanahan (UC Berkeley and Church and Duncan Group Inc)

Dr. James has spent the past 30 years developing and researching cutting-edge artificial intelligent systems. He has co-founded several companies, advises high-tech startups and held appointments at AT&T (Executive Director of Research), Turn Inc., Xerox Research, Mitsubishi Research, and at Clairvoyance Corp. He teaches at UC Berkeley and has published six books, more than 50 research publications, and has over 20 patents in the areas of machine learning and information processing

About SpringPeople  :  Founded in 2009 by IIT alumni, SpringPeople – a Thought Leader and pioneer of Enterprise Training 2.0, is today the biggest enterprise IT training provider in India.750+ enterprises across India bank on SpringPeople for enterprise enablement, including Fortune 500 giants such as Cisco, Walmart, IBM, GE, HP, Intuit, major IT service companies such as Infosys, TCS, Wipro, Cognizant, Mindtree, Accenture and big brands from E-commerce, travel, hospitality, BFSI, telecom, manufacturing and automation.

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