Amazon’s AI Ready effort

Amazon hopes to help 2 million people improve their artificial intelligence skills by the mid-2010s as technology continues to grow rapidly.

The e-commerce and technology giant was instrumental in making this a reality. Monday blog post Written by Swami Sivasubramanian, vice president of data and AI at AWS, the effort to achieve this requires three initiatives. The company named this initiative “AI Ready.”

Amazon says the move is aimed at “helping people who want to learn about AI and benefit from the great opportunities ahead.”

The logo of US online retail giant Amazon can be seen at a distribution center in Staten Island, New York. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images/Getty Images)

The AI ​​sector in general, and technologies related to generative AI in particular, have gained increasing attention over the past year or so, with many big tech companies vying for supremacy. Last November, OpenAI made its chatbot ChatGPT publicly available and fueled its growth.

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Amazon also cited data from the AWS and Access partnership on hiring workers with AI skills and how companies plan to use AI, arguing that “the need for an AI-savvy workforce has never been greater.” did.


The Amazon logo was photographed on April 20, 2018, inside the company’s offices in Bangalore, India. (Reuters/Abhishek N. Chinnappa/File Photo/Reuters Photo)

As part of our ‘AI Ready’ initiative, courses ‘For Business & Non-Technical People’ and ‘For Developers & Technicians’ will be available for free. The company says a total of eight new trainings are being rolled out to groups.

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The other two segments of “AI Ready” seemed more student-focused.

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According to Amazon, an “Hour of Code Dance Part: AI Edition” activity is scheduled for December, in which participating students will use coding and AI prompts to “create their own virtual music video sets set to hit songs. It is said that there will be an opportunity to do it.

Meanwhile, more than 50,000 high school and college students will receive scholarships that will cover the cost of Udacity courses focused on generative AI, the company said. Amazon estimated that the scholarships were worth more than $12 million in total., the host organization for the Hour of Code event, will also earn up to $8 million in AWS cloud computing credits.

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The Amazon logo is seen at the company’s distribution center in Beaubet, France, on October 6, 2021. (Reuters/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo/Reuters Photo)

Mid-September, LinkedIn issue a questionnaire The results showed that most professionals around the world are “excited to embrace AI.” LinkedIn also showed that 49% are concerned that their current level of knowledge about AI needs to be broader than it is now.


The LinkedIn study comes after the job site previously reported a sharp increase in the amount of job ads mentioning AI compared to last November.