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New AI Essentials course to help Australians learn to use AI

A video launching Google AI Essentials.

AI will create new opportunities for economic impact and mobility, with demand for advanced AI and machine learning specialists jobs expected to grow by 40% over the five years to 2027.

To help Australians make better use of AI and grow their skills, Google has launched AI Essentials — a self-paced course designed to help people across roles and industries learn AI skills. No programming skills or other experience is required.

In this course you’ll learn from our own AI experts at Google and gain hands-on experience using AI. For example, you’ll learn how to use AI tools to help:

  • Develop ideas and content. If you’re stuck at the beginning of a project, use AI tools to help you brainstorm new ideas. In the course, you’ll use a conversational AI tool to generate concepts for a product and develop a presentation to pitch the product.
  • Make more informed decisions. Let’s say you’re planning an event. AI tools can help you research the best location to host it based on your criteria. You can also use AI to help you come up with a tagline or slogan.
  • Speed up daily work tasks. Clear out that inbox faster using AI to help you summarise emails and draft responses.

After completing the course, you’ll earn a certificate from Google that you can share with your professional network.

It’s part of Google Australia’s Digital Future Initiative - a $1 billion investment in Australian infrastructure, research and partnerships, which continues to support many of the AI educational opportunities available to Australians today.

Google’s goal is to ensure that everyone can benefit from AI and the opportunities it creates. We want Australians to feel confident about how AI can benefit their future careers - this starts with practical training from industry experts who are innovating with this technology everyday. We are combining our expertise in AI with our proven ability to help people gain the skills they need to grow their careers and businesses.

Stela Solar, Director of the National Artificial Intelligence Centre (NAIC), coordinated by CSIRO, said: "More individuals, businesses, and industries are recognising the critical need to uplift their AI understanding. Education is vital to take advantage of AI opportunities and establish responsible AI practices, which, in turn, contribute to building a resilient, equitable, and competitive industry in Australia. Through AI education, Australians gain the knowledge and skills needed to harness AI's benefits while proactively addressing associated challenges and risks.”

You can learn more about our efforts or enroll in Google AI Essentials at