Google knows that the future belongs to artificial intelligence, so their goal is to convince other companies that use their AI tool. That’s why they have proposed a plan to finance free training.
In a new initiative to harness the potential of artificial intelligence (AI), Google has introduced its new AI Opportunity Initiative for Europe which, according to the company, will help make technology accessible for everyone.
The initiative has a funding of 25 million euros, provided by the charitable branch of the company, Google.org, which supports non-profit organizations and social enterprises to address social and environmental challenges.
“AI is not the enemy, just the unknown friend”
Emphasizing on vulnerable and underserved communities, the AI Opportunities Initiative for Europe promises to provide the appropriate training and skills for people to benefit from technology and not be left behind.
Google reveals a funding of 25 million euros for AI training throughout Europe. Of those 25 million euros, 10 have been allocated to provide workers with the necessary skills to navigate a rapidly evolving job market.
In order to reach as many people as possible, Google, together with the Centre for Public Impact, a partner of the Initiative, is asking social enterprises and non-profit organizations to submit their applications to offer resources and training.
“This new program will help people from all over Europe develop their knowledge, skills, and confidence in AI, ensuring that no one is left behind,” commented Adrian Brown, CEO of the Centre for Public Impact.
As part of the announcement, Google also confirmed a new series of Google for Startups Growth Academies throughout the EMEA region designed to support startups in using AI to solve major social challenges, spanning the sectors of health, education, and cybersecurity.
The company has also unveiled an expansion of its AI training with the introduction of basic AI courses in 18 languages, which will be free for everyone.