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The American firm Meta and the French coaching heart Simplon introduced on Sunday a partnership to supply most people an introduction to synthetic intelligence (AI). Their goal is to “sensitize” 30,000 folks “to the first notions and getting started” with generative AI.

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The American large Meta – mother or father firm of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp – and Simplon, a French coaching heart specializing in digital know-how, introduced on Sunday February 11 a partnership to supply most people an introduction to synthetic intelligence (AI), hoping attain 30,000 folks.

The two entities are thus launching the “AI Initiation Workshops”, a singular initiative, free and open to all, with out conditions, which goals to “increase consciousness among the many French concerning the first notions and attending to grips with synthetic intelligence generative”, they said in a press release.

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“We want to make the French aware of this technological breakthrough,” said Laurent Solly, vice-president of Meta for the Southern Europe region, to AFP. The company partly finances this training, without specifying the amount.

These half-day workshops, which should start from March, will be delivered online in real time, to allow interaction with students, and in eight French cities: Marseille, Lyon, Paris, Lille, Nantes, Rennes , Montpellier and Bordeaux.

They will be focused around three points: a theoretical explanation of generative AI and existing tools, an introduction to the different models and awareness of the limits and biases induced by this technology. “We are convinced that we cannot use AI if we do not understand what it is and how it works,” insists Frédéric Bardeau, president of Simplon.

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A “world first” for Meta

For the awareness part of the impacts and limits of AI, the two companies will rely on a third partner, the Impact AI association, which campaigns for “responsible” AI.

Meta and Simplon specify that the AI ​​used in the workshops will be diversified and will not be limited to the models designed by the American company.

At the head of the French training center for digital professions created in 2013, Frédéric Bardeau intends to rely on the network developed by Simplon to attract students: “We will proceed to work with France Travail, but in addition with chambers of commerce and business (CCI) regional and associations”, he specifies.

Laurent Solly claims with this initiative a “world first” for Meta, which may function a check earlier than deploying the precept in different nations.

Meta and Simplon have already collaborated by launching a “Metaverse Academy” in 2022 and have additionally shaped a partnership permitting college students to be apprentices inside the firm.

With AFP