GUVI & AICTE Set Guinness Record For People Taking Part In The Online ‘AI for India’ Event

With 1.12 Lakh people participating, this new record is nearly 50 times the previous record for ‘Most numbers of users to take a programming lesson in 24 Hours’

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As many as 1,12,314 people participated in the ‘AI-for-India’ Initiative organized on 24th-25th April 2021 by IIT Madras-incubated startup GUVI and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to upskill Indians in Python programming language. They set the world Guinness record for ‘Most numbers of users to take a programming lesson in 24 Hours,’ beating the previous record by 50 times. 

In addition, as many as 1.43 lakh users took part in the online training session to build a Face Recognition App during the same event. The program was conducted by GUVI in association with AICTE, IIT Madras Research Park and BUDDI.AI, the clinical and revenue cycle automation platform that has solved Healthcare’s most complex monetary challenges. It was targeted towards students, IT professionals, and anyone in the age group of 8 to 80 years interested in coding. The ‘AI-For-India’ had participants from a cross-section of the society such as school kids, high school students, college graduates, job seekers, and experienced IT and Non-IT professionals, among others.

Students and working professionals from all parts of the country, from the urban centres to those in remote villages, worked on their mobile phones and laptops to take programming lessons in Python during this landmark event. The visuals are from a local village in Tamil Nadu. With the pandemic halting in-person classes, students and professionals in these villages arranged a dozen streaming devices to attend a free online workshop based on Artificial Intelligence. 

The host of the workshop guided the participants on how to build a facial recognition app from scratch. Unlike regular IT workshops, the medium of instruction was in three Vernacular languages besides English - Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. The vernacular approach is one of the features of GUVI. 

The participants had to pick up a slot and language of their convenience. The event also featured keynote speakers from top industry experts and some of the biggest names in the public education sector, which offered their insight into the IT, Business, Entrepreneurial and Programming landscape. 

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