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Fractal (www.fractal.ai), a leading provider of AI & analytics to global Fortune 500 companies, and Analytics Vidhya (www.analyticsvidhya.com), India’s largest analytics & data science community, set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title of “Most Viewers of an Artificial Intelligence programming lesson live stream on a bespoke platform” at 1729.

1729 is an AI (eye) opening virtual event focusing on the learning & growth of early-stage AI career aspirants. The GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title was achieved by 1842 participants who learned how to build an Artificial Intelligence model with Kaggle grandmasters.

Srikanth Velamakanni, Co-founder, Group Chief Executive & Vice-chairman of Fractal, said, “1729 was conceptualized to honor Srinivasa Ramanujan and recognize the potential of mathematics, engineering, and AI in India. 1729 focuses on early-stage AI aspirants to inspire them on what “You & AI” can do together, and how they can imagine, innovate, and create an impact for business, society, and themselves.”

Kunal Jain, Founder & CEO of Analytics Vidhya, said, “1729 was envisaged as a category-defining AI event. It is very heartening to see the exhilarating response we got from our community. The learner’s desire to learn in 1729 stands out. Thousands of people learned about the latest developments in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning from the best leaders & experts in the field. I think breaking a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title will inspire all the learners to dream bigger and create a larger impact for the future.”

Fractal & Analytics Vidhya curated sessions with 40 global AI leaders focusing on the learning and growth of the early-stage AI aspirants. 1729 attracted over 15,000 registrations. During the three days, 11 keynote & power talks and 23 deep-dive and workshops were delivered by prominent leaders like D. Sculley – CEO of Kaggle; Aamod Sathe – Director & Analytics Lead – Home and Work, Meta US; Rajat Monga – CEO, Inference.io, ex-Head TensorFlow & ex-Google US; Rohini Srivathsa – National Technology Officer, Microsoft India; Eric Weber – Senior Director, Stitch Fix & ex- Data Scientist LinkedIn; Dr. Sarabjot Singh – Co-Founder & Chief Data Scientist, Tatras Data and many more.

The event saw a high engagement with more than 10,000 messages and dialogues exchanged. The learners gave a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 87 when asked how likely they are to recommend 1729 to their friends and peers indicating how valuable they found all three days.

The GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title facilitation ceremony can be viewed here.

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