Amazon Web Services to help train 50,000 Sri Lankans in AI, cloud computing

ECONOMYNEXT – AWS Educate, a unit of Amazon Web Services (AWS), will help train 50,0000 Sri Lankan students in cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) in the next two years in collaboration with a local industry group.

Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) said it was collaborating with the AWS  through its global AWS Educate program to train the engineering and non-engineering students by 2022.

AWS Educate is Amazon’s global initiative to provide students comprehensive resources for building skills in cloud technology.

The collaboration aims to work towards boosting the education system to produce skilled workers ready for the digital, connected work of the future.

The education framework will enable students to access virtual AI and machine learning (ML) labs and high-performance computing on the cloud to enhance higher studies programs and research initiatives.

SLASSCOM Hot Skills Survey 2018 reported that cloud computing is the most trending technology with 79 percent in use, followed by artificial intelligence/machine learning (78 percent) and big data analytics (67 percent).

AWS is a subsidiary of Amazon that provides secure cloud service platform, offering compute power, database storage and content delivery.
(COLOMBO, 08 July, 2019)

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