Tech giant Google has officially outed a new AI learning program for everybody from beginners to experts, called Learn With Google AI, and it even includes a crash course to serve as a feet-first introduction to the world of machine learning and artificial intelligence. The content for the courses covers a wide range of topics in the world of artificial intelligence programming, and is created by Googlers with hands-on expertise in those areas. All of the courses provide interactive content, videos, and practice exercises, and other content aimed at painting a comprehensive picture of what it takes to get a start in each respective content area. The Machine Learning Crash Course is the most basic of these, and the ground-up course meant for beginners can be taken in full free of charge.
Going into the page full of courses, the first thing you're met with is a filtering tool that allows prospective owners to state their role, the types of content they're looking for, and how far along in that field or project they are. AI researchers, corporate decision makers, and those who are simply curious about AI development can all check out the courses, and they can search for sample code, interactive lessons, videos, and more. As of this writing, there are 21 different pieces of content sitting on the front page, and more will likely be added in due time. The courses are mostly presented through learning resources like Kaggle, Udacity, and Coursera.
This learning effort is the latest in Google's quest to build up and modernize the programming workforce available to the growing AI world. Naturally, this means that the tech giant will have more workers at its disposal in the future, and it's a good bet that those who use Google's own learning resources to get their start will at least give Google a passing glance once it's time to find a job. The company has never been known to skimp on developer advocacy efforts, and now it's dipping into every segment of that market by running developer advocacy aimed at people who may not even be developers quite yet.