San Francisco, CA
Indian-origin engineers launched ‘Indian Engineers Without Borders’ (IEWB) was launched, a global organization for professionals of Indian origin, on February 10 in California. As a non-profit entity in Silicon Valley, Indian Professional Without Borders is a global network of Indian-origin professionals dedicated to fostering innovation, collaboration, and social impact through a shared heritage and commitment to excellence, according to a statement issued by them.
India’s Consul General in San Francisco Dr K Srikar Reddy was the chief guest while Dr Shailendra Joshi, former chief secretary and advisor to the Government of Telangana, India, was the keynote speaker.
In his address, Dr. Reddy emphasized the critical role of AI or artificial intelligence, referencing a recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) report indicating AI’s transformative impact on the global economy and India’s projected 8% annual growth.
He highlighted the strategic collaboration between the US and Indian governments in establishing a task force and a joint research institute focused on education and the advancement of critical and emerging technologies.
Dr. Joshi spoke about the pros and cons of AI opportunities. He emphasized that AI will bring new technologies to deal with challenges in healthcare, climate and other burning issues. He praised all the participants who joined from different parts of the world.
IEWB co-founder Shachindra Nath said, “We are committed to uniting Indian engineers and like-minded individuals worldwide. Our goal is to leverage engineering as a powerful tool to address global challenges, improve the quality of life, and drive forward with innovation that has a lasting impact.”
With 1,100 members and eight chapters across four continents, the launch marks the beginning of a significant journey towards engineering excellence and global collaboration, Nath said. At the inaugural event, Indian Professional Without Borders, announced the 101 Days of AI Learning Festival, which promises to offer insights into AI and machine learning, providing valuable skills for seasoned professionals and newcomers to the tech landscape.