Global chip maker Intel trained 99,000 developers, students and professors in Artificial Intelligence (AI) since April 2017 for ready talent in India, said the US-based firm last week. Philips, Mphasis and arya.ai collaborated with Intel as partners and customers to power AI solutions on its architecture. To mark the occasion, the semiconductor firm held a developer's conference in this tech hub where 500 developers, including experts in data science, machine learning, application development and research participated. Th statement said: "The conference served as a platform to share updates on real-world applications of AI that can benefit businesses and people.” Intel will also speed up the accessibility of AI tools across industries and drive the next wave of computing by investing in developer education. Prakash Mallya, Managing Director, Intel India, said: "Though we had committed to train 15,000 developers, students, and professors in AI initially through training and workshops, we exceeded the target over seven-fold by roping in many of them from 100 organisations.” Intel India is also working with Philips and Mphasis to deploy its AI portfolio in the local ecosystem. Intel will also engage AI developers and start-ups in India through its Academy and AI builders′ programme.