Skilling India’s largest growing demographic using IBM Watson

4th Aug 2017
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This story is sponsored by IBM.

India is projected to be the youngest country in the world by 2020, with approximately half of India’s 1.2 billion people under the age of 26. This would potentially lead to a growing middle class which would push India as one of world’s fastest growing knowledge-based economies. To enable today’s Indian youth, 1.2 crore people must be skilled for them to finally enter the professional job market.

Even though the government and private institutions offer skill training programs, they fail to deliver due to being below capacity, inadequate quality of education and irrelevance of study material. In addition, our current training capacity is grossly inadequate to respond to the country’s needs.

Trans Neuron is a startup, building a complete skilling ecosystem eKaushal that manages and tracks the progress of a student. Trans Neuron is leveraging a number of cognitive technology based tools to improve the skill building experience for students, counsellors and evaluators.

In this video interview, Trans Neuron’s Shivaam Sharma tells about eMitra, their Cognitive Online Counsellor that coaches and converses with students using a Watson Chatbot, Text-to-Speech and Speech-to-Text APIs. He also explains how Watson provides significant data from its counselling, like how many students are getting the right training, what their weaknesses are, or which institutions have significant dropout rates and so on.

IBM Watson APIs are powering cognitive machines across various businesses and across industries. With tools, services and frameworks available on the cloud, adopters are increasingly scaling and innovating completely on cloud.

>> Learn more about Watson APIs on IBM Cloud

>> Discover how cognitive computing can power you business

 

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