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Google Introduces New AI Training Course

Otto Williams

Apr 27, 2024

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Google has announced a significant stride in democratizing artificial intelligence (AI) skills across the workforce with the introduction of a new major training initiative. The focal point of this endeavor is the launch of the Google AI Essentials Course, a cornerstone in Google's efforts to broaden access to foundational AI knowledge.

The cornerstone of this initiative is the Google AI Essentials Course, a learning path meticulously crafted by Google's cadre of AI experts. Hosted on Coursera, the online learning platform, this course aims to equip individuals with essential AI skills without the prerequisite of a formal degree or prior AI experience. Google asserts that within a mere ten hours of self-paced study, participants will grasp fundamental AI concepts, learn to craft effective prompts, and discern potential biases and pitfalls inherent in AI applications. Priced at $49 on Coursera, the course promises a blend of instructional videos, readings, and interactive exercises, culminating in a certificate bestowed by Google upon completion.

Furthermore, Google is earmarking a staggering $75 million toward its AI Opportunity Fund, an initiative under the auspices of, the company's philanthropic arm. This fund aims to democratize access to AI education by supporting workforce development and education organizations. Noteworthy beneficiaries include Miami Dade College and the University of Virginia's Darden Executive Education and Lifelong Learning, amongst others, ensuring that AI education reaches diverse segments of society, including rural and underserved communities, educators, students, public sector workers, nonprofit leaders, and small businesses.

James Manyika, Senior Vice President for Research, Technology & Society at Google, underscores the imperative of inclusive AI education, stating, "AI offers significant opportunities to accelerate economic growth, particularly if people have access to the right resources and training." Google's commitment to collaboration across industry, civil society, and government underscores its vision of ensuring that the benefits of AI are accessible to all.

As the demand for AI skills burgeons across various industry sectors, Google's AI Opportunity Fund seeks to bridge the gap between demand and accessibility. By partnering with organizations like Goodwill, which boasts an extensive reach and a rich history in skills training, Google aims to empower jobseekers with the digital and AI proficiencies requisite for today's job market.

In the rapidly evolving landscape of technological advancement, initiatives like Google's AI Essentials Course and the AI Opportunity Fund stand as beacons of inclusivity and empowerment, embodying Google's commitment to shaping a future where AI is not just a privilege but a universal asset.

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[Source: Forbes - Google Introduces New AI Training Course by Michael T. Nietzel](

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