Facebook launched a new India Innovation Accelerator program in India, focusing on the use of AI techniques for social welfare. It will supervise and support promising emerging companies that use AI to address gaps within socially influential areas .
[penci_blockquote style=”style-2″ align=”none” author=”Ajit Mohan, vice president and general manager of Facebook India.”]”We are an ally of India’s economic growth and social development, and this summit is a product of our effort to understand how we can contribute to the development of deep technology in India, as well as the resources to use these technologies to develop effective solutions to the difficulty,”[/penci_blockquote] The social media giant also launched “100 Scholarships for Students and Developers” who focus on nurturing their ideas to use AI for the social good.
The scholarships will enable students to access advanced courses in deep education. The company also launched the “Women in AI Hackathons” initiative, which aims to promote diversity within the ecosystem by stimulating female-led developers and startups that focus on AI. Courses on Artificial Intelligence and Automated Learning (ML) by professors of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and some schools.
“On Facebook, we are also committed to developing the local ecosystem of artificial intelligence, which can be achieved by providing support to startups, the student community, and ensuring diversity within the ecosystem itself,” said Mohan. “Another popular tool on Facebook Under the “AI for Social Good” initiative, a blood donation tool that helps connect blood banks and hospitals with blood donors who have registered on the platform. According to the company, so far, more than 35 million people have joined as donors worldwide.