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Microsoft Launches New AI Skills Initiative: Empowering Global Workforce with AI Training

Microsoft | Kate Behncken | Jun 28, 2023

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Microsoft has launched a new AI Skills Initiative, aiming to equip people and communities worldwide with the ability to utilize AI effectively.

  • Launch of AI Skills Initiative:
    • This initiative is a response to the growing demand for AI skills, which are now considered the third-highest priority for companies' training strategies, according to the World Economic Forum. The initiative includes free coursework developed in partnership with LinkedIn, a global grant challenge in coordination with data.org, and increased access to free digital learning events and resources. Learn More
  • Generative AI Skills Grant Challenge:
    • In collaboration with data.org, Microsoft's AI for Good Lab, and GitHub, Microsoft is launching the Generative AI Skills Grant Challenge.
    • This open grant program aims to explore and implement ways in which nonprofit, social enterprise, and research or academic institutions can train the workforce to use generative AI.
    • The grant will support organizations driving skilling and economic growth, particularly those focusing on fair and community-led implementations of generative AI with historically marginalized populations. Apply Now

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  • New, Free Skilling Content:
    • As part of the Skills for Jobs program, Microsoft is partnering with LinkedIn Learning to launch the first Professional Certificate on Generative AI in the online learning market.
    • This coursework will be available for free through 2025 and will be launched in multiple languages over the coming months.
    • Additionally, Microsoft will release a trainer toolkit for educators and the Microsoft Learn AI Skills Challenge, a free technical training challenge to learn essential AI skills with Microsoft products and services. Sign Up

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