New Delhi: Wipro, on Wednesday announced a $1 billion (Rs. 8,231 crore) investment plan to train its entire 2.5 lakh employees in artificial intelligence and integration of the AI technology into its product offerings.
This major spending will be done over the next three years. In a statement, the company said it “will train all 250,000 employees on AI fundamentals and responsible use of AI over the course of the next 12 months”.
AI applications such as ChatGPT, GitHub Copilot, Stable Diffusion, and others have captured the imagination of people around the world.
Wipro will also run hackathons and challenges on its talent crowd platform, Topcoder, for continuous upskilling of employees.
“The $1 billion investment will help further advance Wipro’s AI, data and analytics capabilities and foundation, R&D and platforms, enhance FullStride Cloud, and build new consulting capabilities to help clients adapt to change and unlock new value through AI,” the statement said.
Wipro will launch a GenAI Seed Accelerator program, which will provide select GenAI-focused startups with the training needed to become enterprise-ready.
Wipro said it is launching Wipro ai360, a comprehensive, AI-first innovation ecosystem that builds on the firm’s decade-long investments in AI with the goal of integrating AI into every platform.