Microsoft Wants to Train 15,000 Workers on AI

Posted on May 17, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Microsoft with 6 Comments

Microsoft is announcing a new partnership with General Assembly to help more people learn artificial intelligence. The company’s new partnership with General Assembly plans to upskill and reskill up to 15,000 workers over the next three years.

As part of the partnership, Microsoft and GA will help with 2,000 job transitions for workers into AI and ML roles in the first year, and train an additional 13,000 workers with AI-related skills over the next three years.

Microsoft will be joining GA’s AI Standards Board as part of the partnership, along with other industry leaders to set standards for AI skills within the industry. Microsoft and GA will also be building scalable AI training solutions for companies to help employees learn AI, and it will be launching a new AI Talent Network to hire candidates for AI work.

Microsoft has been investing heavily in AI, much like other tech companies. But unlike others, Microsoft has been pretty prominent at teaching and training employees, as well as partners about AI. It’s not the first time Microsoft has done something like this, by the way.

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Comments (6)

6 responses to “Microsoft Wants to Train 15,000 Workers on AI”

  1. mrlinux11

    So is it 1500 or 15000

  2. MikeGalos

    Nice to see somebody actually doing something about the skills shortage in AI and ML along with the growing problem of workers whose existing skills are becoming obsolete.

  3. illuminated

    Good. But it has to start with management. They eat AI/ML hype like there is no tomorrow and then try to force everybody to do "something" just so that they could brag about it. In most cases results do not matter at all. Software may not be suitable to add AI/ML without significant amount of development or it even may not make sense yet having that AI label is so important. I've seen resources wasted on dead-end AI implementations that did not make any sense. I hate AI hype.

  4. skane2600

    See all these workers hide in a big box that looks like a mainframe and when someone asks a question ...

    But seriously what are the big AI secrets that supposedly so few tech people understand? Why didn't MS just train the people they've laid off in recent years instead?

  5. FranktheTank

    Can someone here finally solve the spam mess that the comments have become?? God damn!

    And how ironic on an article about AI..