London, Feb 12 (Reuters/GNA) – Google has pledged 25 million euros ($26.98 million) to help people in Europe learn to use artificial intelligence (AI).
Announcing the funding on Monday, the tech giant said it had opened applications for social enterprises and nonprofits that could help reach those most likely to benefit from training.
The firm will also run a series of “growth academies” to support companies using AI to scale their companies and has expanded its free online AI training courses to 18 languages.
“Research shows that the benefits of AI could exacerbate existing inequalities — especially in terms of economic security and employment,” said Adrian Brown, executive director of the Centre for Public Impact, which is running the nonprofit scheme alongside Google.
“This new program will help people across Europe develop their knowledge, skills and confidence around AI, ensuring that no one is left behind,”