Amr Talaat – Egypt’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology – witnessed a videoconference where Google and the Information Technology Institute launched a Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) capacity-building program seeking to train 30,000 young people on ML and AI tools, NLP processing, predictive analytics, and computer vision.
The training will concentrate on computer science graduates, software specialists, software engineers, and university students. The agreement was entered into by Heba Saleh, the ITI Chairwoman, and Matt Brittin the President of EMEA.
The extensive 18-month course will train the learners on how to solve real-life problems using ML at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Within the agreement is a plan for the first level that targets 25,000 trainees on AI applications. The second phase combines both the second and third levels while targeting the training of 3,000 on each level raising the total number of beneficiaries past 30,000.
Talaat commended the program and mentioned how he looked forward to meeting the graduates once they are through. He described the program as a complementary add to MCIT’s plan to train 110,000 people in ICT specializations during the current fiscal year.