Microsoft partners with 10 educational institutes in India to launch AI digital labs

New Delhi: US technology giant, Microsofthas partnered with 10 higher educational institutes in the country to launch artificial intelligence (AI) digital labs. As part of this partnership, these institutes would emerge as learning centres of emerging technologies and solutions. Some of these institutes include BITS Pilani, BML Munjal University, SRM Institute of Science & Technology, ISB, KL University, among others. This is a three-year programme that the company would be running at these institutes with an intention to collaborate with more such institutes in the country. “We are in talks with leading institutes and…

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‘Cash shortage for special educational needs’ support

Schools in England are struggling to support the 1.1 million pupils with special needs or disabilities (SEND) in mainstream classrooms, a report says. A survey of 1,100 school leaders found delays to assessments, insufficient budgets and cuts to local authorities were hampering the ability to cope. The study by The Key, which provides leadership and management support to schools, calls for increased funding. The government says it has increased funding for those with “high needs”. Department for Education (DfE) statistics published last year showed there were more than 1.3 million…

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