Alibaba Cloud Launches Generative AI Course to Upskill Global Digital Talent


Alibaba Cloud has expanded its educational offerings with the launch of the Alibaba Cloud Certified Associate (ACA) Generative AI Engineer Course, available globally starting May 2024, including the Philippines. This initiative underscores Alibaba Cloud’s commitment to fostering digital talent and democratizing access to AI technologies.


ACA Generative AI Engineer Course Overview

The ACA Generative AI Engineer Course, developed by Alibaba Cloud Academy, is designed to impart fundamental knowledge of Generative AI. It covers a wide array of topics ranging from machine learning basics to advanced concepts like natural language processing, encoder-decoders, generative adversarial networks (GANs), and retrieval-augmented generation. The course employs a structured approach of “learn, imagine, and apply,” enabling participants to acquire the skills necessary to deploy Generative AI applications on Alibaba Cloud platforms.

Upon successful completion of the course and passing the exam, participants will receive an ACA certificate, validating their proficiency in Generative AI engineering.

Global Impact and Goals

Alibaba Cloud aims to equip between 10,000 to 20,000 learners worldwide with foundational AI knowledge by the end of 2024 through this program. This initiative reflects Alibaba Cloud’s broader strategy to empower individuals from diverse backgrounds – including customers, partners, developers, and students – to harness the potential of Generative AI and drive digital innovation.

Educational Partnerships and Initiatives

Alibaba Cloud has forged strategic partnerships with over 80 universities across 16 countries and regions outside mainland China. These collaborations aim to integrate cloud computing and AI-centric courses into university curricula, preparing students for future technological challenges.

In the Philippines, Alibaba Cloud partnered with National University Philippines and Asia Pacific College to provide digital technology and AI expertise through online training sessions and comprehensive programs for professors and students alike. Similar collaborations in Hong Kong, Indonesia, and other regions highlight Alibaba Cloud’s commitment to enhancing global educational capabilities in cloud computing and AI.

Training Centers Expansion

Alibaba Cloud has also expanded its physical presence with Training Centers in various global markets, including Singapore, the Middle East, Malaysia, Thailand, and Hong Kong. These centers serve as hubs for knowledge-sharing and skill-building, offering exhibits, free training sessions, and specialized courses tailored for both beginners and professionals in the cloud computing industry.

Looking ahead, Alibaba Cloud plans to further expand its Skills Centers and Training Centers across Asia and Europe in 2024, solidifying its role as a leader in digital training and technological advancement on a global scale.

For more information on Alibaba Cloud’s educational initiatives and the ACA Generative AI Engineer Course, visit Alibaba Cloud’s official website and Alibaba Cloud Academy’s platform.

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