India’s leading brands Myntra and Jabong have partnered with Udacity, the Silicon Valley-based lifelong learning platform, to leverage AI and Machine Learning for its operations. This collaboration will give its employees access to Udacity’s courses to enhance skills required to apply futuristic technologies directly affecting their operational efficiency.
“Myntra & Jabong aim to deploy various applications for these futuristic technologies to gain an edge over competition. To use AI and Machine Learning for last-mile deliveries, automated storage systems, data mining and AI analytics to develop new styles and patterns, Myntra & Jabong require employees with comprehensive skills in these new smart technologies. Myntra & Jabong employees will gain access to Udacity’s Machine Learning Foundation, Machine Learning Basic, Machine Learning Advanced, and Deep Learning Foundation Nanodegree programmes,” Udacity press release said.
Udacity’s Nanodegree programmes are carefully constructed educational experiences to provide comprehensive technical skills, but ensure that graduates are ready to deploy these technologies on the field and in businesses. The Nanodegree Programmes are co-created by Udacity experts and the leading technology companies in the Silicon Valley for skilling in the technologies of tomorrow.
“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. We are excited to partner with Myntra & Jabong and provide its employees with the skills necessary to thrive in the fast-growing e-commerce industry in India,” said Ishan Gupta, managing director – India, Udacity.
“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 organization and its customers to newer heights through technology led innovations,” Manpreet Ratia, CXO and head – SCM, CE and human capital, Myntra & Jabong, said.
Myntra is investing in developing deep expertise in these nascent fields, and also has plans to deploy Augmented Reality to help users access a more immersive experience and bring them closer to the brand.