Great Learning launches Deep Learning Certificate Program

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The 3-month program has been developed in collaboration with faculty from IIT Bombay

·      Demand for Machine Learning and Deep Learning professionals is expected to rise by 60%

·      Companies in India are looking to onboard 32,000 AI and ML specialists

·   According to McKinsey, India is set to become the world’s second largest market for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning by 2020.

New Delhi, September 21, 2018: Great Learning, a leading ed-tech platform for working professionals, has launched an online certificate program in Deep Learning, in collaboration with faculty from IIT Bombay and leading industry experts.  The program has been designed by leading faculty from IIT – Bombay, who have extensive experience in research in Deep Learning and one of whom  has worked with Yann LeCun, a founding father of Convolutional Neural Networks.

As estimated by the global market intelligence firm IDC, AI will be a part of 80% of all consumer/tech/business apps by 2020. With the recent advances in Neural Networks and improved computing power, Deep Learning, a subset of AI and ML, is growing at a rapid pace. Companies like OpenAI, Google, Facebook and Microsoft are investing heavily in Deep Learning engineers. Some of the key areas demanding Deep Learning skills include speech recognition, fake news detection, pattern recognition, automated responses, facial & fingerprint recognition and early stage cancer detection.

Great Learning’s 3-month structured Deep Learning program provides an effective blend of self-learning, live sessions and industry mentorship, with hands-on projects powered by state-of-the-art GPU labs. The course covers in-demand areas like Neural Networks, Computer Vision, Face Recognition and Natural Language Processing. The program is designed for professionals with basic knowledge of programming and Machine Learning algorithms. Participants of the program will develop and hone their skills to solve complex industry problems using image, voice and text recognition techniques.

The industry demand in India for Deep Learning (DL) professionals is expected to surpass 32,000 thousand this year. Currently, Deep Learning Professionals with 5+ years of experience command a salary of Rs. 40 to 45 lacs per annum in the industry. The profiles in demand for aspiring Deep Learning professionals include Deep Learning Engineer, NLP Engineer, AI specialist, Machine Learning Engineer among many others.

Mohan Lakhamraju, Founder and CEO, Great Learning said, “While Deep Learning is a very new area, its widespread adoption is unprecedented. In less than half a decade, it has spread from research labs and top companies to every desktop and browser. Today, there is a growing need for developers who not only know AI and Deep Learning but can also solve complex problems by building algorithms based on deep neural networks for pattern, face, image, gesture recognition. Our expert faculty, mentorship and hands-on projects will give learners the opportunity to learn through actual implementation, with guidance from the industry’s best.”


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Great Learning is an ed-tech company that offers programs in career critical competencies such as Analytics, Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing and more. Great Learning has delivered 3+ million hours of learning with 5000+ professionals having taken their programs. The company is on a mission to make professionals proficient and future ready. At Great Learning, professionals can choose between a mix of classroom and online programs or online only programs with personalized mentorship.