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Microsoft invests €3.2 billion in AI and in the cloud Germany



Microsoft’s education offensive

When it comes to digital training, Microsoft is relying on its partner network. Together with the partner ecosystem, the US company wants to launch new training programs that focus on building AI skills, developing technical AI capabilities, supporting AI transformation in companies, and promoting the safe and responsible development of AI. Work is also underway on a first professional certificate for generative AI, the company said.

In order to achieve its goal of training more than 1.2 million people in Germany by 2025, Microsoft intends to cooperate with the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA), the German Federal Employment Agency and companies such as Schaeffler and the DHL Group, among others. Microsoft also supports the ReDI School of Digital Integration, which helps refugees and marginalized groups to find jobs in the German IT industry.

In light of the fact that Germany is currently struggling with the relocation of production sites abroad, German Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz praised Microsoft’s investment plans “as a good morning for Germany, because it is not every day that investments of more than three billion euros are announced.” Especially as Microsoft is not receiving any subsidies for the investment. Scholz also sees the investment as a commitment to progress, growth, modernity and global openness.

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