This collaboration with Udacity will give the employees access to Udacity’s courses on machine learning and deep learning in skills to apply futuristic technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning directly affecting their operational efficiency.
These skills would help last-mile deliveries, automated storage systems, data mining and AI analytics to develop new styles and patterns.
The employees will make use of Udacity’s Machine Learning Foundation, Machine Learning Basic, Machine Learning Advanced, and Deep Learning Foundation Nanodegree programs.
Ishan Gupta, MD India, Udacity, said,
“Bringing knowledge and innovation together to create relevant and advanced tech education is what Udacity is known for. Our focus is on providing relevant training in these futuristic technologies, which means that at the end of the Nanodegree course, Myntra & Jabong employees will be comprehensively skilled in machine learning and artificial intelligence.”
Gupta strongly feels that these skills will give the employees an edge over the others in the growing e-commerce industry.
Manpreet Ratia, CXO and head – SCM, CE and Human Capital, Myntra & Jabong, said,
“Myntra is committed to being a market leader in building a future-ready organisation through constant learning and skill upgrades. We are happy to enter into this partnership with Udacity to accelerate the pace of skill adoption and to ensure that our employees are equipped to take the organisation and its customers to newer heights through technology-led innovations.”
Udacity is a for-profit educational organization founded by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky offering massive open online courses (MOOCs). According to Thrun, the origin of the name Udacity comes from the company’s desire to be “audacious for you, the student”. It was originally focused on offering university-style courses, it now focuses more on vocational courses for professionals.
Importance of training employees in AI and machine learning
Human resources have experienced significant changes in the last decade due to the evolution of technologies. Artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping the recruitment, management and engagement policies of the companies.
Recruitment is no more a tedious process for HR practitioners as it no longer entails time-consuming activities such as manually screening the resumes of the prospective candidates, making phone calls or replying to candidates via emails.
These mundane errands are now managed by smart technologies designed to replicate human conversation. As a result, the HR experts are left with more time to deal with more important issues.
According to the India Report of Deloitte’s 5th Annual Global Human Capital Trends, 53% of companies are revamping their HR programmes to deploy digital tools, while 22% have already leveraged AI to deliver HR solutions.