The Siliconreview
31 October, 2019

Great Learning has announced their new program, ‘AI for Leaders’ in collaboration with University of Texas Austin. It is a 3 month program that aims at equipping business leaders with the knowledge to use AI to grasp improved capabilities in their customer interactions and operations. The demand for Artificial Intelligence learning experts in the industry has risen by 60 percent in the last two years. While the demand for AI professionals is high, most Indian companies discern that the shortage of AI professionals is hindering their adoption of AI.  The size of the AI industry in India is expected to increase up to 16 billion dollars by 2025.

Commenting on the program, Hari Krishnan Nair, co-founder of Great Learning said:” AI is expected to add significant growth and value to the world’s economy and it will impact their customers, employees, investors, operations and product/service offerings. Organizations have begun to understand the need to integrate AI in business and our current business environment mandates that mid and senior leaders be aware of the possibilities that AI has to offer. This new program is designed to do just that and we are confident that these leaders within the industry will find it apt for their needs.”

The program is emboldened by the results of a survey conducted amongst professionals with over 12 years of experience. The survey resulted in shedding light on the fact that most leaders lack the necessary AI skills which companies are looking for. The survey also illustrated that these professionals are looking for dive into AI tools and theory.