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Google Commits 25 Million Euros To Improve European AI Capabilities

Google Commits 25 Million Euros To Improve European AI Capabilities
Google has promised to provide 25 million euros, or $26.78 million, to support the education of Europeans in artificial intelligence (AI).
The internet giant said on Monday that it has launched applications for social entrepreneurs and charities that may assist in reaching those who would most benefit from training, in addition to announcing the money.
The company has increased the number of languages in which its free online AI training classes are available to 18, and it will also be hosting a number of "growth academies" to assist businesses employing AI to grow.
“Research shows that the benefits of AI could exacerbate existing inequalities — especially in terms of economic security and employment,” said Adrian Brown, executive director of the Centre for Public Impact, which is running the nonprofit scheme alongside Google.
“This new program will help people across Europe develop their knowledge, skills and confidence around AI, ensuring that no one is left behind,”
Google said last month that it would spend $1 billion to construct a data centre near London in an effort to accommodate the region's rising demand for internet services.
The Alphabet-owned business said in a statement that the data centre will be situated in the town of Waltham Cross, around 15 miles (24.14 kilometres) north of central London, on a 33-acre (13-hectare) land that Google purchased in 2020.

Christopher J. Mitchell

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