Amazon Expands Offerings with Free AI Training and Generative AI Scholarships

Amazon launched three initiatives to provide free training and scholarships for people interested in building a career in generative AI. The company announced a collaboration with and Amazon Future Engineer to train students on generative AI software. Additionally, they are offering eight new and free courses on AI and generative AI for developers, technical workers, and business leaders. Furthermore, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Generative AI scholarships, which are worth $12 million, will be provided to over 50,000 high school and university students worldwide. Lastly, AWS will offer $8 million in AWS Cloud computing credits to support Hour of Code, an event promoting computer science education. Businesses are increasingly recognizing the demand for AI skills, with 93% anticipating the use of AI-based technologies over the next five years. As a result, learning AI skills is becoming an in-demand career path, with employers expecting AI professionals to earn up to 47% higher salaries.