NASSCOM & Microsoft Announce AI Gamechangers Programme

NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies) and Microsoft have launched the ‘AI Gamechangers’ programme to promote AI-led innovation in the country.

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NASSCOM & Microsoft Announce AI Gamechangers Programme

Microsoft Reveals Need To Prioritise Skills To Maximise Value From AI

Microsoft India today released new research revealing that organisations that combine the deployment of AI with skilling initiatives are generating most value from AI. The topline findings of the research underscore that mature AI firms are more confident about the return on AI and skills.

The tech giant recently conducted a global survey with approximately 12,000 people working with enterprise companies. The research surveyed employees and leaders within large enterprises across industry verticals in India, and 19 other countries, to look at the skills needed to thrive as AI becomes increasingly adopted by businesses, as well as the key learnings from early AI adopters.

The survey found a direct link between having the skills needed to thrive in an AI world and the value organisations gain from their AI implementations. The research further reveals that employees are keen to acquire AI relevant skills that are growing in importance and are of value to them personally and to the business. The organisation leaders surveyed predicted that half of all employees will be equipped with AI skills in the next 6-10 years, which is nearly one-and-a-half times more than the present estimations.

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NASSCOM & Microsoft Announce AI Gamechangers Programme

NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies) and Microsoft have launched the ‘AI Gamechangers’ programme to promote AI-led innovation in the country.

Read more: https://analyticsindiamag.com/nasscom-microsoft-announce-ai-gamechangers-programme/

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Making Sales More Efficient: Lead Qualification Using AI

If you were to ask any organization today, you would learn that they are all becoming reliant on Artificial Intelligence Solutions and using AI to digitally transform in order to bring their organizations into the new age. AI is no longer a new concept, instead, with the technological advancements that are being made in the realm of AI, it has become a much-needed business facet.

AI has become easier to use and implement than ever before, and every business is applying AI solutions to their processes. Organizations have begun to base their digital transformation strategies around AI and the way in which they conduct their business. One of these business processes that AI has helped transform is lead qualifications.

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Microsoft’s Turing Language Model Can Now Interpret 94 Languages

Recently, the developers at Microsoft detailed the Turing multilingual language model (T-ULRv2) and announced that the AI model has achieved the top rank at the Google XTREME public leaderboard.

The Cross-lingual TRansfer Evaluation of Multilingual Encoders, also known as XTREME benchmark includes 40 typologically diverse languages, which span 12 language families. XTREME also consists of nine tasks that require reasoning about different levels of syntax as well as semantics.

The Turing multilingual language model (T-ULRv2) is created by the Microsoft Turing team in collaboration with Microsoft Research. The model is also known to beat the previous best from Alibaba (VECO) by 3.5 points in average score.


Saurabh Tiwary, Vice President & Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft mentioned that in order to achieve this milestone, the team leveraged StableTune, which is a multilingual fine-tuning technique based on stability training along with the pre-trained model. The other popular language models on the XTREME leaderboard include XLM-R, mBERT, XLM, among others. Ming Zhou, Assistant Managing Director at Microsoft Research Asia, stated in a blog post that the Microsoft Turing team has long believed that language representation should be universal. Also, this kind of approach would allow for the trained model to be fine-tuned in one language and applied to a different one in a zero-shot fashion.

For a few years now, unsupervised pre-trained language modelling has become the backbone of all-natural language processing (NLP) models, with transformer-based models at the heart of all such innovation. According to Zhou, this type of models has the capability to overcome the challenge of requiring labelled data to train the model in every language.

How T-ULRv2 Works

The Turing multilingual language model (T-ULRv2) model is the latest cross-lingual innovation at the tech giant. It incorporates the InfoXLM (Information-Theoretic Framework for Cross-Lingual Language Model Pre-Training),which is a cross-lingual pre-trained model for language understanding and generation to create a universal model that represents 94 languages in the same vector space.

TT-ULRv2 is a transformer architecture with 24 layers and 1,024 hidden states. The architecture also includes a total of 550 million parameters. The pre-training of this model includes three different tasks, which are multilingual masked language modelling (MMLM), translation language modelling (TLM) and cross-lingual contrast (XLCo).


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NASSCOM FutureSkills and Microsoft Launch AI Classroom Series

As part of its ongoing efforts to promote skilling as a national priority, NASSCOM FutureSkills and Microsoft have joined hands to launch a nation-wide AI skilling initiative. The initiative aims to skill 1 million students in AI by 2021.

The collaboration will provide Microsoft’s AI, machine learning and data science expertise to students through easy to consume modules including live demos, hands on workshops and assignments. These introductory sessions on AI will be available for undergraduate students at no cost and will cover the basics of data science, machine learning models on Azure, and understanding of cognitive services to build intelligent solutions.

The partnership with NASSCOM FutureSkills is an extension of Microsoft’s global skilling initiative to help 25 million people worldwide acquire new digital skills, needed to thrive in a digital economy.

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