September 22, 2023
At a Glance
- IBM has unveiled new training courses for generative AI that are free to access.
IBM wants to train 2 million people in AI by the end of 2026. The tech giant launched a new generative AI coursework on IBM SkillsBuild, the company’s education program.
IBM SkillsBuild already offers free coursework in AI fundamentals, chatbots and topics like AI ethics. The new generative AI course covers prompt writing, getting started with machine learning, improving customer service with AI and generative AI in action.
The generative AI courses are free and available globally. Upon completion, participants can earn IBM-branded digital credentials.
IBM also announced plans to collaborate with universities to “build capacity around AI leveraging IBM's network of experts.”
Academic staff would be given access to IBM-led training such as lectures and immersive learning experiences. The company would also provide courseware for faculty to use in the classroom, including self-directed AI learning paths.
A recent IBM study found that 40% of today’s workforce will need to be reskilled over the next three years as AI and automation tools are implemented.
"AI skills will be essential to tomorrow's workforce," said Justina Nixon-Saintil, IBM’s vice president and chief impact officer.
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