Google commits 25 million euros ($26.98 million) for AI education in Europe. Announcing the funding on Monday, the tech giant said it had opened applications from social enterprises and nonprofits. Google plans to launch growth academies for AI-focused companies and expand free online courses to 18 languages.
Adrian Brown from the Centre for Public Impact which is running the nonprofit scheme alongside Google., warns of AI’s potential to widen inequalities. He added that this new program will help people across Europe develop their knowledge, skills and confidence around AI, ensuring that no one is left behind.
Last month, Google announced it would invest $1 billion in a data center near London to meet internet demand. The center, purchased in 2020, will be in Waltham Cross, 15 miles north of central London.