Amazon is beginning to offer free educational courses on generative AI with an intention to increase “essential abilities” to adults and younger learners all over the place. The corporate’s initiative, referred to as “AI Prepared,” is an extension of present AWS-based AI abilities coaching applications supplied by Amazon however now contains eight free programs that cowl AI mission administration and improvement. Amazon says 21 million individuals have already educated on AWS cloud computing abilities via its applications, and it hopes 2 million will use its AI programs by 2025.
Amazon says that demand for expertise for AI jobs is rising, and firms are keen to pay larger salaries for these with the talents, however the programs are additionally geared towards selling Amazon’s personal AI merchandise. Amazon will supply “nontechnical” studying that introduces individuals to the foundations of generative AI, planning initiatives round AI, and learn how to use Amazon’s CodeWhisperer AI code generator. The remaining programs educate individuals about AWS machine studying and language fashions and the Bedrock AI app maker, which might assist put Amazon’s AI tech on the market amongst massive gamers like Microsoft / OpenAI and Google.
These fascinated by Amazon’s free programs can entry the preliminary generative AI coaching and intro to CodeWhisperer on the AWS Educate site. The rest of the free programs, together with studying to make use of Amazon’s Transcribe speech-to-text generator, are on the AWS Skill Builder site.