IBM is partnering with non-profit telco organisation GSMA to support the adoption and skills of generative artificial intelligence (Gen AI) in the telecom industry.
The AI training initiative is the first as part of a new advance series by GSMA to build skills, foster innovation and champion workforce diversity. It seeks to prepare telco leaders for the ever-evolving AI era by working to bridge the skills gap within the industry.
It aims to equip members with skills and knowledge to better leverage Gen AI technologies using IBM’s watsonx platform and its AI and data platform with AI assistants.
The rapid rise of Gen AI has caused real disruption to multiple industries, especially telecommunications.
It holds the potential to revolutionise the telco industry by improving networks and connectivity, in addition to working with vast amounts of data, identifying platforms and generating solutions to improve customer experience.
With companies finding new ways to develop business models, 2024 will continue to be a revolutionary year for the telco industry.
The training programme with IBM and GSMA has been designed for leaders of telecom companies and will span a range of topics, from AI principles to specialised Gen AI applications.
To ensure widespread access, GSMA Advance AI Training sessions will take place at IBM offices in five locations around the world in 2024, including Dubai, London, Mexico, New York and Seoul, and an online training program will be available in multiple languages.