Google has recently announced a 25 million euro investment plan for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) skills and training in Europe. This initiative aims to provide equal access to technology across the continent, with a particular focus on underserved and vulnerable communities.
Funding will be available across the region, with an initial allocation of €10 million specifically allocated to improving the skills of AI workers. This move not only bridges the technology gap but also equips individuals with the necessary skills to succeed in the evolving digital economy.
The AI Opportunities for Europe initiative is part of Google’s broader efforts to promote equal access to educational resources and support startups in Europe. It also includes increased support for free online training on basic AI in multiple languages, which aims to break down language and cultural barriers that often prevent equal access to educational resources.
Matt Brittin, Google’s EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) president, emphasized the importance of creating accessible AI that delivers widespread benefits. “Supporting people and countries to seize this opportunity is one of our primary goals,” he said in a blog post. He highlighted how Europe can lead the way in using AI to create a strong and fair economy that benefits everyone.