In a first of its kind, IIM Kozhikode incubated startup Wudi, an AI-based talent and skill discovery program has launched an AI-powered career advisory program called Career Mentor. The startup founded by Arjun and Nikita Hari has three core products – Edu Wudi geared at Education Analytics, Biz Wudi for businesses that helps them analyse and visualise data and Smart-Wudi , an AI-powered product that combines deep learning and machine learning to help manage products better. Nikita Hari also co-founded another social tech startup Favalley.
The program has been launched in collaboration with Career Guru, one of the leading career guidance service provider from Kerala and other Middle Eastern countries. This program, a career counselling platform developed in conjunction with Career Guru boasts of an AI-powered interface developed by Wudi. The platform can be used to augment human-driven counselling sessions, workshops and training camps conducted with psychologists, trainers, industry experts and other stakeholders. Throuhgh Wudi’s AI-based skill discovery algorithm, which combines behavioural and profile data from multiple sources, trainers and counsellors will get access to meaningful recommendations which can be used to data-driven career choices.
According to news sources, the program is targeted at students, 13 onwards and allows the trainers and counsellors to successfully perform a holistic assessment of with a mix of conventional and non-conventional methods.
Talking about the program, Arjun Hari, CEO, Wudi, said, “The objective of this AI-powered program is to allow children to explore their potential and at the same time make the right career decisions. With an AI-augmented system, trainers will have access to phenomenal accuracy in skill discovery and career mentoring”.
According to Professor Debashis Chatterjee, Director, IIM Kozhikode, “AI and machine learning are the new buzzwords in the industry and the institute is focused on helping translate technology into commercial solutions. Startups, coming out of the entrepreneurship development centre LIVE are contributing majorly to the ecosystem”.
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Richa Bhatia is a seasoned journalist with six-years experience in reportage and news coverage and has had stints at Times of India and The Indian Express. She is an avid reader, mum to a feisty two-year-old and loves writing about the next-gen technology that is shaping our world.