Google AI Opportunity Fund for Asia-Pacific via Revu Philippines’s $15-M AI Opportunity Fund aims to build an AI-ready workforce in APAC

In Business by Alora Uy GuerreroLeave a Comment recently announced a significant investment in the future workforce of Asia-Pacific.

Google’s philanthropic arm will commit $15 million to its AI Opportunity Fund in order to equip more than a million people across the region, including the Philippines, with essential artificial-intelligence skills. The initiative seeks to bridge the digital-skills gap and prepare individuals for the evolving job market.

The AI Opportunity Fund goes beyond simply teaching technical skills. It aims to foster confidence and a positive perception of AI among workers and job seekers, particularly those from underserved communities. It complements Google’s existing efforts in digital and AI skilling, such as AI Essentials for beginners, AI Startup School for entrepreneurs, and Google Cloud AI programs for businesses. has partnered with the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, a network of social investors. The initiative also benefits from the support of the Asian Development Bank.

AVPN will partner with local organizations that can reach underserved job seekers and micro and small businesses in need of AI skills development. This is to ensure that training directly benefits those who might not otherwise have access to such resources. Selected organizations will receive funding and support to deliver AI skills training tailored to their local communities and languages. Cash grants will likewise be given to help address barriers to learning, such as limited access to technology or internet connectivity.

“Equipped with the right tools and expertise, we’re excited to see how people and organizations across Asia-Pacific can make the most of AI to benefit everyone,” said Google Asia-Pacific president Scott Beaumont.

Visit this page learn more about the $15 million AI Opportunity Fund and how organizations can apply.

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 22 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.