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Happy Friday everyone!

We want to keep you all in the loop, and we’re happy to announce 2 projects that we’ve been working tirelessly on in the background….

  1. AI Job Board (WorkInAI): We’re building the best, most intuitive, and easily filterable job board for those looking to get into the AI space. We’re putting a big focus on non-technical roles and can’t wait to share more for our release date on February 5th!

  2. AI Accreditations: We’ll be providing more information on this at a later date but let’s just say we’ve been working with some of the biggest and best in the industry to bring you the most comprehensive and tangible approach to AI education on the market. More details closer to our release date of March 5th!

👀 What are you more excited for and why?

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🌤️ This Morning on AI Tool Report

  1. ⛳️ Coursera sees new sign up for AI courses every minute

  2. 👀 Google’s AI-first startup accelerator for North America

  3. 💵 Netherlands to invest $222M in AI sector

  4. 📚 Microsoft makes its AI-powered reading tutor free

  5. 🤖 BMW & Figure take on Tesla’s robot

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Our Report: Coursera’s sign-ups for its AI-related courses have experienced a huge surge in 2023, with CEO Jeff Maggioncalda revealing that they average a new user every minute.

🔑 Key Points:

  • Over 7.4M enrollments were recorded in Coursera's 800+ AI courses last year, with students gaining access to a ChatGPT-like AI assistant named "Coach" for personalized tutoring.

  • The surge was largely driven by the global impact of ChatGPT, and Coursera’s collaborations with the likes of OpenAI & Google to offer AI courses directly from tech companies themselves.

  • Coursera has also utilized AI to translate approximately 4,000 courses into various languages and is gearing up to expand its AI offerings by leveraging AI models from OpenAI & Google to expand Coach (Personalized AI tutor).

🤨 Why you should care: We’ve long been aware of the lack of real tangible education in the area of AI; hence our enthusiasm about building our own accreditations with industry leaders going live on March 5th!

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  • Google Cloud has launched the "Google for Startups Accelerator: AI-First" a 10-week program aimed at AI-centric startups in the U.S. and Canada, with applications open until February 15th.

  • Participants will gain access to Google's AI tools (including Gemini) and attend workshops on various topics like UX, product development, and marketing—culminating in a Demo Day where startups showcase their products/services to potential partners and investors.

  • The program provides equity-free mentorship and technical support, focusing on startups that integrate AI into their main products or services, with plans to expand to Europe, India & Brazil in the long term.

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  • The Dutch government has announced its immediate adoption of the principles of Europe's AI Act, by allocating $222M to stimulate local investment in the AI sector.

  • This decision, outlined in a governmental document, is part of their strategy to benefit from generative AI systems (as developed economies are bound to) like ChatGPT while managing associated risks.

  • The EU's AI Act is yet to be formally enacted, but the Netherlands is proactively applying its guidelines—and the Dutch government has emphasized the need for European collaboration in AI to compete globally.

  • Microsoft has announced the free availability of Reading Coach (its AI-powered reading tutor) to anyone with a Microsoft account.

  • Reading Coach, was initially launched in 2022 to assist learners in enhancing their reading skills through personalized, interactive exercises, and includes features like text-to-speech, syllable breaking, and picture dictionaries to aid learning.

  • Furthermore, educators can monitor students' progress, and a recent update introduced a "choose your own story" feature, leveraging AI to create personalized narrative adventures.

  • BMW has partnered with the robotics startup Figure (the company that just released a video of their robot making a pot of coffee) to implement humanoid robots in their U.S. manufacturing facility, aiming to enhance automation.

  • This collaboration—which is the first commercial deal for Figure since its 2022 inception—will initially involve a small number of robots, with potential expansion based on performance.

  • These robots will integrate into various manufacturing processes and aligns with broader automotive industry trends, where companies like Tesla and Honda are exploring humanoid robots for repetitive and hazardous tasks in assembly lines.

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