Software giant IBM has upped its game and has opened up its first machine learning hub in India. The hub, located in Bengaluru, is a physical space for organisations to visit for hands-on training on ML.
The company in a press release stated that while at the hub, organisations can learn from, and collaborate with IBM experts to build and deploy analytic models for a new generation of intelligent applications that learn as they are used.
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“With India’s focus on Digitization, it’s an apt time for organizations to make this transition. IBM Machine Learning hub reiterates our mission to partner and prepare enterprises for the cognitive era by unleashing the potential of machine learning through models that are constantly improving by analysing new data to generate real-time results which benefit businesses,” said Gaurav Sharma, Vice President – IBM India Software Labs and Growth – IBM India and South Asia.
The hub will also provide a platform for like-minded enterprises to collaborate and transform data science processes.
IBM’s other ML Hubs are currently operational in Toronto, San Jose, California, at IBM’s Silicon Valley Lab, Beijing, and Boblingen, Germany.
Machine Learning is gaining popularity to deal with increasingly complex data and analysis problems. The press release said that by 2018, 75% of enterprise and ISV development globally will include cognitive/Al or machine learning functionality in at least one application, including all business analytics tools.
“Machine Learning, a term coined by an IBMer decades ago has evolved significantly. Businesses are increasingly using machine learning to support advanced analytics across a growing range of industries and initiatives,” Sharma added.
The news comes soon after IBM announced that more than 40 global clients in industries have joined the IBM Watson for Cyber Security beta program. The program uses the Watson AI to provide security services to these companies.