ISB, Microsoft in new tieup for AI-empowered India

ISB, Microsoft in new tieup for AI-empowered India

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Hyderabad, Aug 23 : Indian School of Business (ISB) and Microsoft India announced a new partnership to take forward their shared vision for an AI-empowered India, at an event held here on Friday.

Through the creation of the AI Digital Lab, the two organisations will collaborate in research which will use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to study issues that are relevant for business and public policy.

In addition, the partnership will also jointly introduce a new executive programme titled “Leading Business Transformation in the Age of AI” in October 2019 which will equip business leaders with tools and strategies to transform their respective organisations to AI-driven organisations, a statement here said.

The rapid development of AI implies that the ability of business leaders to creatively use AI to improve business decisions and enhance productivity will become a very important precursor for businesses to stay competitive and be successful. AI-readiness is therefore an important skill that business leaders should acquire sooner than later, the statement said.

ISB Dean Rajendra Srivastava said “Business Schools are attempting to redefine management education by making it more future-ready and relevant for opportunities and challenges that businesses will face in the future.

Anant Maheshwari, president of Microsoft India, said, “AI is a gamechanger to drive new business models and transform today's businesses and workplaces. With this coming together of ISB and Microsoft, it is a unique opportunity to increase the innovation with AI in business. Our new partnership with ISB will empower business leaders to increase their tech intensity and do more with AI."(UNI)