What Do Google, Microsoft Stand To Gain From Launching Free MOOCs In AI

Richa Bhatia, Analytics India, Apr 11, 2018
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Here's what the article says: "According to Susan Dumais, distinguished scientist and assistant director of Microsoft Research AI, the most important reason for launching free, publicly available AI training courses is to lend a broader push throughout the technology industry to fill a gap in workers with skills in artificial intelligence. 'AI is increasingly important in how our products and services are designed and delivered and that is true for our customers as well. Fundamentally, we are all interested in developing talent that is able to build, understand and design systems that have AI as a central component.'" So long as corporations need specialized training, MOOCs will continue to be a viable educational solution.

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