HYDERABAD : Taking inspiration from his father who learnt cloud computing and artificial intelligence at a young age, a class seven student has created a new benchmark by getting appointed as a data scientist at a software company in Hyderabad. The 12-year-old boy, Siddharth Srivastav Pilli, a class 7 student of Sri Chaitanya School, works for Montaigne Smart Business Solutions.

The young data scientist said he used to play a lot of games which inspired him to create one after which he started thinking about other prospects. Pilli said he was encouraged by his parents from an early age.

"My biggest inspiration for joining a software company is Tanmay Bakshi because he got a job in Google at a very young age as a developer and is helping the world understand how beautiful the Artifical Intelligence (AI) revolution is," Siddharth told ANI.

Thanking his father for getting him interested in coding from very small age he said, "The person who helped me a lot to get a job at a young age is my dad, who used to show me different biographies and teach me coding. Everything I am today is because of him."

The young boy now wants to become an entrepreneur and help the society.

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