Amazon announces 2023 India ML Summer School
Registrations for the third edition of the ML Summer School closed on Sept. 6.
Last year, Amazon announced the second edition of its India Machine Learning (ML) Summer School. Recently, in a furtherance of the effort to help students in India prepare for industry jobs in machine learning, Amazon announced registrations for the third edition of the ML Summer School — those registrations closed on Sept. 6.
Engineering students at recognized institutions in India who will graduate in 2024 or 2025 from bachelor’s, master’s, or PhD programs are invited to register for the free course. Students who apply have to pass a two-part selection test on Sept. 9 covering math, programming, and basic ML concepts to enroll.
The program comprises eight virtual modules over four weeks covering topics like deep neural networks, supervised learning, probabilistic graphical models, and unsupervised learning will kick off on Sept. 16.
The program gives university students the opportunity to learn from leaders in the machine learning (ML) industry. Not only will students will learn fundamentals of ML and how to apply those concepts to real-world situations, but the intensive courses also include the opportunity for students to interact with scientists at Amazon. Each module is followed by a three-hour live Q&A session with Amazon senior applied scientists and ML scientists
“A broad spectrum of opportunities is opening up for students in the space of machine learning. To ensure students are ready to make the most of these, Amazon is launching ML Summer School: a skill building program which provides students a right mix of theoretical and practical knowledge,” said Suman Yadav, Amazon’s director of Student Programs in the Asia-Pacific region. “This program, over and above academics, is designed to build a strong foundation in key ML technologies and is a step towards assisting students to chart out careers in ML.”
One goal of the program is to provide a launching pad for internships and careers in ML. Not only do students gain valuable and practical knowledge on key ML topics, but they also take the first step toward developing a professional network in the field.
“Amazon ML Summer School aims to provide participating students with best-in-class training on broad range of topics which are at the core of modern machine learning, from fundamentals to state-of-the-art,” said Rajeev Rastogi, vice president, International Machine Learning. “The tutorial sessions covering right mix of theoretical and practical knowledge will be delivered by our ML scientists who are experts in their field. This program will be a platform to help foster ML excellence and strive towards developing applied science skills in young talent."
Research and practical applications of ML are advancing in India at a remarkable pace. For instance, scientists at Amazon in Hyderabad use ML for dozens of business applications from forecasting to delivery planning. In Bengaluru, researchers study fields including deep learning and artificial intelligence.
To learn more about Amazon’s Machine Learning Summer School program, including a detailed schedule and the full list of tutors, visit the ML Summer School website.