Amazon hoping to train millions through free AI courses

Amazon wants to provide free artificial intelligence (AI) training to 2 million people by 2025 as part of its new “AI Ready” initiative, the e-commerce giant announced on Monday.

“Artificial intelligence (AI) is the most innovative technology of our generation,” Amazon said. press release. “To unlock the full potential of AI to tackle the world’s toughest problems, we must make her AI education accessible to everyone with a desire to learn.”

According to a press release, the company will offer eight free AI courses, including five courses for developers and technologists and three courses for business leaders and non-technical professionals.

Several of the courses focus on generative AI, a form of AI that can generate original content and has exploded in popularity over the past year with the advent of the AI-powered chatbot ChatGPT .

according to recent research A study conducted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Access Partnership found that 92% of organizations expect to use AI tools within the next five years, and 93% of employers expect to use generative AI tools in the same time frame. I’m predicting it.

Additionally, approximately 73 percent of employers said they consider hiring people with AI skills a priority. However, research shows that three out of four of those same employers say they are unable to find the talent they need.

Amazon will also provide $12 million in scholarships to more than 50,000 high school and college students who will take courses in generative AI through its online learning platform Udacity, the company announced Monday.

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