Wanna learn AI? Join Fusemachines’ new training customised for Nepal’s non-technical audience

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Fusemachines, a leading New York-based artificial intelligence (AI) service provider that also operates in Nepal, has announced the launch of AI2Go Workshop, its newest AI training programme. The course spanning over four weeks with two sessions per week will be held online. The most interesting thing about this specific programme is it is specially designed for Nepal’s non-technical professionals who want to begin their careers in AI. Professionals even with zero or limited computer science or technology know-how as well as those with related skill sets but no AI background can be enrolled in this programme.

Today, we will discuss in detail what this programme is about and how this could benefit you, also helping you know how to register for it if you are interested.

Basics about the programme

The goal of the programme is to help equip participants with foundational training in AI and enhance their ability to think creatively about AI and machine learning (ML) and their application in respective businesses. The programme will feature eight live online sessions, complete with practical programming lessons and guest lectures by AI experts.

Sameer Maskey, the Fusemachines CEO, says in a press statement, “Almost two years ago, we launched our AI Shikshya for Nepal initiative to introduce high-quality AI education opportunities to every corner of the country. As we continue to train hundreds of computer science and information technology students in AI, we also want to acknowledge the proliferation of AI across all industries.”

“We are particularly encouraged by the interest shown by the non-technical professionals in Nepal for AI training and understand that to advance our journey of ‘democratising AI’ in Nepal, it is critical that we offer similar AI training opportunities to non-technical professionals as well. Only then can we be truly successful in advancing both AI education and career opportunities in Nepal.”

Likewise, Bülent Uyaniker, a senior AI Researcher at Fusemachines, says “Despite growing awareness around AI and a collective urgency to jump on the digital transformation bandwagon, there is evident lack of knowledge around the subject and an appalling dearth of related talent. Through critical training initiatives such as AI2Go, we are delivering much-needed access to AI knowledge, while also empowering Nepal’s professional community to reskill, upskill and apply their learnings in their existing fields or pursue a purely AI-focused career.”

The AI2Go Workshop can be accessed both on desktop and on mobile. The participants will also be provided additional reading materials which can be pursued by the participants anytime within the period of the programme. The company claims, by the end of the AI2Go Workshop, participants will have gained knowledge of machine learning(ML), AI, deep learning, classification, and regression, a sound understanding of ML workflows, computer vision, natural language processing, dataset, and AI model creation, as well as basic working knowledge of Python, needed for building ML models.

Course details

Screenshot from the Fusemachines website

The four-week course has been segmented further to eight sessions with two sessions per week and the participants can learn the following.

Week 1

  • Introduction to AI and programming
  • Introduction to machine learning

Week 2

  • Introduction to natural language processing (NLP)
  • Introduction to deep learning (DL)

Week 3

  • Introduction to computer vision (CV)
  • Impact of AI on society

Week 4

  • Guest lectures
  • Demo day

Potential benefits

Screenshot from the Fusemachines website

Fusemachines claims its lecturers have worked at places like Apple, IBM, Google, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Columbia University. After the course, the participants will have

  • Sound knowledge of concepts like machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Basic working knowledge of Python and how to create machine learning models
  • Basic understanding of the machine learning workflow and how to apply it
  • Adequate knowledge to create a database and AI model to turn the ideas into reality.

How to register?

Screenshot from the Fusemachines website

The registration for the programme ends this week. As mentioned earlier, there is no programming background required for the participants to be enrolled here. The registration process is easy; you just need to follow these steps:

  • Visit the official website.
  • Join the workshop by enrolling yourself through your mail.
  • Fill the application form by following the instructions and pay for the workshop.
  • Join the AI2Go workshop.

The course will cost Rs 7,000 and you can pay via digital wallets like Khalti and eSewa or you can deposit or transfer the amount to the company’s bank account which is provided in one of the sections of the registration process.

You can visit the official website for more details about the course which are mentioned there and this can provide you insights about what you will be learning during the four weeks.

For further queries, you can consult with the team through its website or Facebook page.

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Subba was a tech and auto writer at Onlinekhabar until December 2022.

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