Source – economictimes.indiatimes.com
SAN FRANCISCO: Machine learning and AI-based startups can Google for help as the search giant launches its Google Developers Launchpad Studio Accelerator Programme for startups to build and scale their products across the globe.
The accelerator programme is targeting startups in all global markets, including India, as well as homegrown players in the US. The length of the programme is still being worked out.
“In the past four years (of Google Launchpad Accelerator), we have learned a lot while supporting early and late-stage founders,” said Roy Glasberg, the global lead at Google Developers Launchpad.
“While working with startups on innovative solutions, such as applying artificial intelligence to solve transportation problems in Israel, improving tele-medicine in Brazil and optimising online retail in India, we have learned that these firms require specialised services,” Glasberg said.
The startups selected for the studio programme will have access to applied artificial intelligence integration toolkits, product validation support which includes use-case workshops with Fortune 500 industry practitioners and artificial intelligence experts at Google as well as venture capital investors in Google, Silicon Valley and other global hotspots.
Google Developers Launchpad Studio has tailored technical, product and investment solutions for artificial intelligence and machine learning startups across stages, from early-stage to late-stage players. “Whether you are a three person team or an established post series-B startup trying to apply AI and machine learning to the product offering, Google is interested talking to you,” Glasberg said.
Launchpad Studio will be head quartered in San Francisco at Launchpad Space, with hubs in Tel Aviv and New York. Google also has plans to expand operations to Bengaluru, Toronto, London and Singapore.