Google’s plans to provide training in artificial intelligence (AI) have been praised by UK science and innovation secretary Michelle Donelan. In a video message, Donelan commended Google’s efforts to equip workers and bosses with basic AI skills, stating that it will improve people’s lives. The UK government has been keen to attract tech firms and position the country as a hub for AI. Google’s training programme covers the fundamentals of AI and is expected to be rolled out to other countries in the future. The courses aim to address the growing demand for AI skills in the workforce and increase productivity for businesses. However, critics argue that the potential downsides of AI, such as job losses and lack of regulation, should also be considered.