Amazon India announced the introduction of an integrated learning program for students. The program scheduled for 2021, will be offered to engineering students in their pre-final/final year of bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral studies at certain tech schools.
A group of students from certain Indian tech campuses will be given the opportunity to participate in virtual classroom instruction followed by interactive Q&A sessions with Amazon scientists as part of Amazon’s machine learning program.
“Our goal is to train students for science careers,” said Rajeev Rastogi, VP – India Machine Learning at Amazon. “This will assist to bridge the gap between the growing demand for machine learning roles across firms and the talent pool with applicable ML capabilities. Said the company.
The Amazon Machine Learning Summer School, which began on June 13, 2021, in India, will be an annual event, according to the business.
Amazon India will use an online evaluation to shortlist students from partner universities.
Candidates will have access to virtual tutorials and the Amazon Research Days (ARD) conference, where they will learn about technology trends from leading machine learning experts from across the world.
Students will be accepted into the virtual summer school based on their performance in a 45-minute selection examination with two parts.
Part A will include 25 multiple-choice questions on basic machine learning principles and math principles such as probability, statistics, and linear algebra, while Part B will include two programming problems.
Amazon India has teamed up with IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IISc, IIT BHU, IIIT Hyderabad, IIIT Bangalore, Indraprastha Institute of Technology in Delhi, BITS, IIT Hyderabad, ISM Dhanbad, IIT Roorkee, IIT Guwahati, NIT Tiruchirappalli, NIT Surathkal, NIT Warangal, and Anna.
The curriculum can serve as a refresher course for students who have had prior exposure to particular topics of machine learning, as well as providing a practical perspective on ML applications in the industry.
Students will see firsthand how advanced machine learning techniques like Deep Learning and Probabilistic Graphical Models can be used to solve specific e-commerce business problems like demand forecasting, catalog quality, product recommendations, search ranking, and online advertising, according to the e-commerce major.
Amazon India’s machine learning team is producing breakthroughs that “have a tremendous influence not only on consumers in India but also on customers all over the world,” according to a blog post.
“Models built by Amazon scientists in India have been utilized around the world to improve the quality of Amazon’s catalog by extracting missing attribute values from titles and photos and backfilling them, and ensuring that Amazon’s catalog is as accurate as possible. It added.