April 04, 2017: Advancing its efforts to digitally transform education in the country, Microsoft India on Monday rolled out #TeachYourChildren program.
Powered by MASP Suite the value-based offering aims to equip schools with an integrated set of technology and innovative learning solutions, modernize their campuses, drive transformation for enhanced learning experiences and prepare future-ready students.
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“We are confident that schools across India will be able to empower both teachers and students, and reap tremendous benefits with the adoption of MASP,” said Amit Kumar, General Manager, Small and Midmarket Solutions & Partners, Microsoft India, in a statement.
The suite comprises MASP, MASP+ and MASP Pro programs. MASP transforms education by modernizing the school campus with state-of-the-art technology solutions from Microsoft.MASP+ empowers schools and institutes with innovative devices from iBall along with the latest technology from Microsoft.
MASP Pro, with eFee Online, an e-payment facility empowers campuses to go cashless while extending digital convenience to parents and students. #TeachYourChildren also offers access to Microsoft Imagine and Microsoft Imagine Academy to all faculty, students, and labs on the campus. Forty schools across India have adopted the MASP Suite in cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, Vadodara and Bhubaneshwar, the company said. IANS
Recent advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have been “pretty stunning” but what the humanity is going to see soon will be even more profound across the spectrum, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has stressed.
Addressing thousands of partners at the ‘Microsoft Inspire’ event here on Wednesday, Nadella said that the potential is for us to be able to turn every industry into an AI-first industry, be it retail, healthcare or agriculture.
“Microsoft has been working on fundamental AI breakthroughs for over 20 years and some of the advances, especially as measured by our ability to have human parity in a lot of these perception and language capabilities is pretty stunning.
“It’s happening because of the ability to provision lots of compute capability, to have lots of data, and these new techniques of algorithm promise around deep neural net in particular,” Nadella said.
“For us to be able to turn every industry into an AI-first industry, whether it’s retail or healthcare or agriculture, we want to be able to make sure that they can take their data, in a security-privacy preserving way, convert that into AI capability that they get the return on. That’s really the objective,” the Microsoft CEO emphasised.
Wherever there is data, compute will migrate to data.
“So we are going and taking Azure to Azure Stack, to Azure IoT Edge, to Azure Sphere. This is that one ubiquitous distributed computing fabric. One programming model that is event-driven, serverless, so you can write an application that truly works across all of this,” Nadella explained.
“As we look forward, the opportunity for us to serve our customers in this new era of the Intelligent Cloud and the Intelligent Edge is far greater,” he added.
According to him, Microsoft is going to infuse everything with AI.
“It’s going to have perception capability, language capability and autonomy that’s going to be built into the applications going forward.
“Autonomy is not just about a few self-driving projects. This is about autonomy everywhere,” the Microsoft CEO added.
Walmart is using Azure as well as Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365. The cash-and-carry major announced a five-year strategic partnership with Microsoft on July 17.
Walmart will now embark on a broad set of Cloud innovation projects that leverage Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data platform solutions for a wide range of external customer-facing services and internal business applications.
“They are innovating in retail. They have an amazing presence in offline. And they have good momentum in their online efforts with Jeff and Walmart.com,” Nadella told the gathering.