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Hyderabad:  Hexagon Capability Centre India (HCCI), the research and development arm of Hexagon, a sensor, software and autonomous solutions player launched HexArt Institute to democratise and further Artificial Intelligence skills among the masses on Monday.
Launched as part of HCCI’s corporate social responsibility activities, HexArt will offer free AI education through courses designed for students from classes 8 to 12 and senior engineering graduates as well.
In this endeavour, HCCI teamed up with Nasscom Foundation to set up the AI education community centre at Mehdipatnam in Hyderabad, at a cost of Rs 64 lakh, equipped with cutting edge infrastructure, IT hardware, software and a yearly maintenance budget of Rs 30 lakh.
HCCI and Nasscom Foundation engaged Li2 Technologies as the implementation partner to design and deliver the courses, including administering the centre.
“The courses will encourage students to engage in self-learning, innovations and inventions. The 2,000 sq ft, air-conditioned and fully equipped facility at Mehdipatnam is now open to residents of Hyderabad and the State of Telangana,” said an official statement.
Meanwhile, Telangana IT Minister K. Taraka Rama Rao said the state has already defined its vision to be a global frontrunner in AI and emerging technologies.

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