Indian giant Wipro will train its 250,000 employees in AI basics – Siècle Digital

The Indian multinational company has just announced a $1 billion investment to train its 250,000 employees in the basics of artificial intelligence (AI), and in its responsible use.

AI-driven ecosystem

The launch of ChatGPT in November 2022 is attracting the interest of many industries. Since then, many companies have wanted to exploit technology in their infrastructure to optimize their activities. Mayasohi Son, CEO of SoftBank, and Jensen Huang, boss of Nvidia, each called on professionals to adopt generative AI quickly, or risk being left behind.

Wipro, an Indian IT system integration and consulting service provider, is determined to capitalize on the emergence of AI as much as possible. The company has just launched Wipro ai360, a complete ecosystem focused on artificial intelligence. It aims to integrate AI into all aspects of Wipro’s internal operations, the company detailed in a statement. It will further bring together 30,000 employees from cloud, data analytics, consulting and engineering teams to integrate the technology into all of its customer operations and solutions.

Through these efforts, companies aspire to unleash new potential for value, productivity and business opportunities by leveraging AI. Upstream, Wipro plans to train its 250,000 employees in the technology, developing a comprehensive curriculum that will track the full AI journey for various roles.

India doesn’t want to miss the boat

With the emergence of generative AI, we expect fundamental changes to come, for all industries commented Thierry Delaporte, CEO of Wipro.

Multinational initiatives are not an isolated case in India. The country seems well and truly ready to start the race for generative AI. The country’s largest IT company, Tata Consultancy Services, will train 25,000 engineers in this technology. Happiest Minds, another Indian tech giant, is planning its biggest ever recruitment drive yet to meet the growing demand for personalized chatbots.

In one study, McKinsey estimated that generative AI could add $4.4 trillion in value to the global economy every year. In a more pessimistic report, the OECD is concerned about the harmful effects of technology on the world of work, in particular a significant wave of layoffs and loss of certain trades.

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