Amazon will host free “AI Ready” courses in an effort to boost the AI talent pool

Source: Engadget

“OpenAI may grab all the headlines, but Amazon has been quietly toiling on AI across all its divisions and even using AI-powered robots in its warehouses. Now, in a bid to expand the AI talent pool, the company is launching a free program called ‘AI Ready,’ with the aim of providing generative AI training to two million people globally by 2025. Consisting of eight free courses, the classes will be available through Amazon’s learning website and offered to non-Amazon employees as well. They’ll teach people AI skills including the generative AI technology that powers ChatGPT and other language models. They’re designed for beginners and advanced users in both tech and tech-adjacent roles.” (11/20/23)