Microsoft has unveiled a new AI skills project to aid individuals and groups worldwide in better understanding artificial intelligence. A new, free coursework created with LinkedIn is part of the effort, which is a part of Microsoft’s skills for Jobs programme.
Thisnew course launched by Microsoft and LinkedIn offers free introductory generative AI learning materials. Individuals will master fundamental AI principles through this new programme, including an examination of responsible AI frameworks, and will graduate with a Career Essentials certificate. This appears to be beneficial for anyone seeking a professional qualification in generative AI.
According to a recent Nasscom analysis, India has the second-largest AI talent pool in the world and is at the top of the list in terms of AI talent concentration and related skills. The demand for AI/ML big data analytics tech expertise in India still outpaces supply by 51%, even with the country’s present skill pool of about 420,000 professionals.
Microsoft is launching a new effort to assist individuals in improving in AI, claiming that AI is ready to establish a whole new way of working at a time when the velocity of information work is overwhelming human capacity to keep up. According to the tech giant, it has taught approximately 70,000 female students from Tier II and III towns in AI skills over the past two years.
“AI skills represent the third highest priority for companies’ training strategies, alongside analytical and creative thinking,” said Gunjan Patel, director and head of Philanthropies at Microsoft India. “The potential for AI to empower workers is enormous. But we must make sure that everyone is equipped with the necessary abilities. The new AI Skills Initiative is a fresh start that will build on an upcoming wave of technological innovation.”