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Amazon India launches the 4th edition of Machine Learning (ML) Summer School

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Amazon India has unveiled the registration dates for the fourth edition of its Machine Learning (ML) Summer School. The program, designed to equip students with essential ML skills under the guidance of Amazon scientists, aims to prepare them for careers in the field. Running from May 31 to June 21, 2024, the registration period offers engineering students an opportunity to enroll in the free educational course, conducted over four weekends in July. Covering eight modules, including Supervised Learning and Reinforcement Learning, the curriculum emphasizes both theoretical understanding and practical applications.

Open to engineering students pursuing Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD degrees in India, the ML Summer School targets those expected to graduate in 2025 or 2026. Eligible candidates will undergo an assessment, with the top 3000 performers gaining admission to the program.

Rajeev Rastogi, Vice President, International Machine Learning, Amazon, says, “Machine learning has become pivotal in solving customer problems driving a surge in demand for ML. However, the demand for ML workforce is surpassing the available talent pool. With Amazon ML Summer School, our aim is to bridge this gap by making students industry-ready for science careers, focusing on cultivating ML expertise and applied science skills. Besides delivering top-tier training across a wide range of machine learning topics, this year, we’re also emphasizing an application-driven approach crucial to equipping talent with hands-on experience to tackle real-world challenges.’’

Diverging from conventional approaches, Amazon’s ML Summer School offers a unique learning experience integrating theory with practical applications. Aligned with industry trends and university curricula, it attracts students with diverse ML backgrounds. By the program’s conclusion, participants are expected to attain proficiency in key ML technologies.

Speaking on the experience, Prabash Male, a participant from the MLSS 2022 batch and currently working as an Applied Scientist at Amazon, said, “Amazon ML – Summer School had a significant impact on my career path in machine learning research. Sessions that were conducted as part of the summer school gave me unique insights into how most of the algorithms and concepts that I learned in college were being applied to solve large-scale problems across Amazon. This program helped me secure an internship with the Automatic Speech Recognition team in the Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) org. I gained hands-on experience training large-scale speech models, which directly contributed to other ongoing projects within Amazon. Overall, the summer school program provided me with an exceptional learning experience.”

Since its inception in 2021, the Amazon ML Summer School has witnessed remarkable growth. From over 3900 applicants in its inaugural edition, the program expanded in 2023 to include engineering students from any recognized institute in India, drawing over 61,000 applicants, including 20,000 women.

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