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Young Indians keen on Unconventional and New Career Choices: Study

Young Indians have had a nascent realisation that acquiring add-on specialised certification will give one an edge

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  • Young Indians are seeking more and more instant gratification early in their careers
  • There has been an increase in interest in online learning of 46 per cent over the past three years
  • There could be a rise in off-beat careers in the future such as spa management, pet-grooming, gemology and pottery

New Delhi, June 23, 2017: Young Indians are keen on unconventional and new career choices, online learning and engagement at work, a study said on Friday.

Conducted by education technology firm Talentedge in collaboration with global research firm Kantar TNS, it suggested there could be a rise in off-beat careers in the future such as spa management, pet-grooming, gemology and pottery.

Young Indians have had a nascent realisation that acquiring add-on specialised certification will give one an edge.

“The future of Young India is unpredictable and so it is important for them to be more agile and flexible than ever before, and, therefore, must work on constant up-skilling and education,” said Aditya Malik, CEO and MD, Talentedge, in a statement.

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There has been an increase in interest in online learning of 46 per cent over the past three years.

According to the study, youth are seeking more and more instant gratification early in their careers, requiring employers to constantly keep the young employees engaged and stimulated.

“If a company needs to keep young employees motivated, it must create a sense of growth by giving them short term goals and ensure a work-life balance,” added Ritika Goswami, Account Director, Kantar TNS India. (IANS)

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Amazon’s Alexa Can Now Learn Hindi And Other Indian Languages

Apart from Hindi, using "Cleo" customers can respond to Alexa's English statements in Tamil, Marathi, Kannada, Bengali, Telugu, Gujarati and other Indian languages.

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Amazon on Tuesday launched a new category of Alexa skills that would enable customers in India help Alexa learn Hindi and other Indian languages.

Using the new “Cleo” skill, Amazon allows users to teach Alexa more about Indian languages and culture by interacting with the voice assistant.

“During each round, Alexa will ask you to say at least five things in your language. She may ask you to say something specific in the chosen language or to just say anything at all,” the company said in a statement.

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Amazon Alexa. Flickr

The process of creating new languages for Alexa benefits data availability, computing power and machine learning, in which systems improve organically as they incorporate more data.

Cleo’s availability in India will help improve Alexa’s language model and help her to gradually speak in local languages, the company added.

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These skills can be accessed on all Amazon Echo devices as well as the free Alexa app for smartphones.

Apart from Hindi, using “Cleo” customers can respond to Alexa’s English statements in Tamil, Marathi, Kannada, Bengali, Telugu, Gujarati and other Indian languages. (IANS)