Thiruvananthapuram: Noting that big opportunities await Indian IT companies and startups in the artificial intelligence (AI) domain, experts participating in a technology conclave at Technopark have called for evolving upfront strategies to leverage the huge potential generated by the paradigm shift by revamping academic curriculum.
They were speaking at ‘Transcend India 2024’ conclave, organised by NASSCOM FAYA:80, the largest technology think-tank in Kerala, for IT industry stakeholders.The meet marked the first in a series of conclaves to be held in Technopark to engage IT industry and state agencies in absorbing conversations and help them reconfigure their AI strategies.
Experts from multinational companies and representatives of govt agencies took part in the conclave, organised in association with Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) and Group of Technology Companies (GTech), at Technopark here.
Speaking at the panel discussion on ‘Transcending Change: Essential Skills for the AI Era,’ Anoop Ambika, CEO, KSUM, said a large number of jobs and skills are going to be around using the AI models that have been developed by big corporates which will open up a lot of new opportunities.
On the impact of AI, Anoop said users of large language model will transform the careers and generation of data and retraining of models will make it better for a particular context that you are in.
“Refining and retraining the model and collecting data sets will become a skill set in the advent of AI. Contributing to the data in terms of original content is also going to be a new skill,” he said.
Saji Gopinath, vice chancellor, Digital University of Kerala, said introducing a flexible curriculum is vital and the varsity is trying to create curriculums that address everybody’s needs.
Jibu Elias, Mozilla Foundation, said it is critical to ensure that the next generation of students are not just cheap tech labourers but be equipped with abundant skills combined with imagination and talent.

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