IT giant Infosys has announced a partnership with online learning company Udacity to train its employees in self-driving car engineering technology. The new program called Udacity Connect will give Infosys employees the skills needed in the area as the company continues to focus on autonomous technology across a range of industries, including automotive, manufacturing and mining.
“Infosys is committed to re-skilling and training its employees in groundbreaking technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and autonomous technologies,” said Ravi Kumar S., President and Deputy COO, Infosys. He further said, “We are proud to expand our partnership with Udacity with the launch of the in-person and online Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree program as we accelerate the pace of skill adoption and ensure our clients continue to be at the forefront of innovation.”
Vish Makhijani, CEO of Udacity said, “Udacity is focused on lifelong learning for all people at any stage in life. We are excited to expand our partnership with Infosys in providing their employees with the skills necessary to thrive in the fast-growing autonomous vehicle space."
The program will be for a period of 20-week that will train Infosys employees on engineering technologies for self-driving vehicles, including advanced courses in deep learning and machine learning. Program participants will also engage in six-week apprenticeships working on solutions for Infosys clients’ most pressing challenges.
Infosys said that the goal of the program is to train 500 employees by the end of 2018. Additionally, Infosys will hold a competition in November to identify the brightest of Infosys’ global talent to select the first 100 participants for the program.