Ready to learn more about generative AI?
In this article, we will give you 19 amazing options that will give you a lot of information about generative AI for free.
This way, you can spend your money on other things instead of learning how to start with AI.
The 19 best free generative AI courses of 2023
So, are you ready to save some money?
Below you will find 19 great free generative AI courses. There will be a lot of different options, like YouTube and Udemy.
I hope this way I can open your eyes so you can see that there are a lot of options to learn generative AI for free!
Here's how to learn generative AI for free!
Generative AI courses by Google Cloud
Let's begin this list with the ten free generative AI courses from Google Cloud.
These courses will guide you through a curated collection of content on generative AI products and technologies, from the fundamentals of Large Language Models (LLM) to how to create and deploy generative AI solutions on Google Cloud.
And, if you're interested, they also have free courses on other topics here!
Generative AI courses by DeepLearning.AI
Next up are the great free courses from DeepLearning.AI.
They have both short courses and longer courses. Their short courses help you learn new skills, tools, and concepts efficiently.
Keep in mind that the short courses are available for free for a limited time only!
Here's one example: a ChatGPT Prompt Engineering for Developers course.
Artificial Intelligence courses by LinkedIn Learning
Let's continue this list with the artificial intelligence courses on LinkedIn Learning!
They even have a lot of generative AI-related courses, which you can find here.
The only thing to keep in mind is that LinkedIn Learning doesn't offer any free courses.
However, they do currently offer a free month trial (like Skillshare), so you can use that month to watch as many courses as you want — for free!
Generative AI for Executives by AWS Skill Builder
This course provides a high-level picture of generative AI. You will explore what generative AI is, how it can address executives’ concerns and challenges, and how it supports business growth.
You will also learn how generative AI has the potential to revolutionize numerous industries.
Plus, don't forget that they have more courses on their Skill Builder platform. For example, this free ‘Amazon CodeWhisperer – Getting Started‘ course.
The documentation of the tool that you're using
Another great tip to learn more about generative AI for free is by looking at the documentation from the AI tool that you're using.
Yes, these are not an in-depth course like the other examples on this list, but it's still a great place to start.
I mean, who knows their tool better than themselves, right?
Here are a few links to get you started:
- Stability AI's documentation (Stable Diffusion)
- Midjourney Documentation and User Guide
- Image generation – OpenAI's Documentation (DALL-E 2)
4 Best free YouTube generative AI courses
Some great information about generative AI is on YouTube for free!
The best thing is that AI-related courses are not being sold that often yet, so you will feel less like you're being sold to (it can feel different in other niches).
generative AI basics
Below you will find some awesome free generative AI courses that will certainly show you most of the basics of generative AI.
What are Generative AI models? by IBM Technology
Kate, this was awesome. It is so refreshing to find presenters who can take complicated material and explain it, in just a few minutes, in a fashion that makes it so reachable.@rickpower88
In this video, IBM expert Kate Soule explains how a popular form of generative AI, large language models, works and what it can do for enterprise.
Generative AI Explained in Simple Terms by SkillCurb
Here's a great introduction video to what generative AI is.
Generative AI use cases
One of the main questions that might pop up when you're researching is, what are some of the use cases for generative AI?
The possibilities might seem endless!
Here are a few great videos that will help you further:
Generative AI for business by IBM Research
As an AI enthusiast, we appreciate the opportunity to stay informed about these cutting-edge developments. Thank you for sharing this valuable content and shedding light on the future of artificial intelligence.@pathmonkofficial
If you're interested in using generative AI for your business, this video from IBM is a great watch!
The ChatGPT Playbook of Epic Prompts by Matt Wolfe
I don't know what impresses me more, these AI programs, or the fact that this man is giving away all his best secrets like it's no big deal.@herrreinsch
Here's a great video if you want to learn more about different use cases for ChatGPT.
He has some amazing examples in this video!
Free Udemy generative AI courses
Another great place to find (free) generative AI courses is Udemy.
You can search for generative AI (or anything else you want to learn, like Midjourney) and sort the price on Free!
Personally, I think the paid courses are better on Udemy than the free courses, but this article is about free generative AI courses!
But still, the paid ones are mostly between $10 and $15!
You will also see that there are more paid Udemy courses on Udemy than free courses.
Don't forget to search for the AI tool that you're using, and it will most likely show a few more courses!
Here are a few keywords that you can use to see the free generative AI-related courses on Udemy:
- “Generative AI”
- “Prompt Engineering”
Or AI-art-related keywords, like:
- “AI art”
- “Stable Diffusion”
Free Udemy generative AI course examples
Here are four great free examples that I found on Udemy about generative AI:
- ChatGPT Prompt Engineering for Beginners
- Generative AI: ChatGPT & 25 Game-Changing AI Apps
- Become an AI-Powered Engineer: ChatGPT, Github Copilot
- ChatGPT, Midjourney, Firefly, Bard, DALL-E, AI Crash Course
Another great place to find generative AI courses is Skillshare.
There are currently 13 generative AI-related courses there, and just like Udemy, you can search for other topics that you want to learn as well!
And, just as with Udemy, don't forget to search for other keywords, like ChatGPT, as well.
The only downside is that Skillshare does offer a free trial, but it isn’t free forever.
However, they do currently offer a free month trial, which is more than enough time to complete a few of these courses!
Here are three great examples that I found on Skillshare about generative AI:
- Take your Photoshop Skills to the next level with Generative AI
- ChatGPT for Creatives: AI-Powered SEO, Marketing, & Productivity
- Generative AI Art For Beginners: Midjourney & the tactics of killer text prompts
Practical Deep Learning for Coders
If you are looking for a guide that starts at the ground floor and takes you to the cutting edge of research, this is the book for you. Don’t let those PhDs have all the fun—you too can use deep learning to solve practical problems.Hal Varian, Emeritus Professor, UC Berkeley; Chief Economist, Google
Here's an interesting one if you're interested in learning how to apply deep learning and machine learning to practical problems.
However, keep in mind that you do need some coding experience.
The best part is that they created a second part, which contains over 30 hours of video content, where they implement the Stable Diffusion algorithm from scratch!
The great thing is that Tanishq Mathew Abraham, from Stability AI, has helped teach a number of those lessons!
Generative AI Concepts (Datacamp)
Next up is the Generative AI Concepts course on Datacamp!
I saved it for later in this article because the only downside with Datacamp is that, as a free user, you can only access the first chapter of each course:
However, as you can see in the screenshot above, you can still access a lot of free information!
Also, they have a great course called ‘Introduction to ChatGPT‘.
Free generative AI courses: Blogs
There is a lot of free information about generative AI available on the internet.
You saw that with the other things on this list, like Udemy and YouTube.
Another great place to learn new things about generative AI (or anything else you want to learn) are blogs.
Take as an example this blog called Your Dream AI.
It will contain (we're still working on it, but we have published a lot of articles already) all the information you need to use AI for personal and business in 2023!
Even better, all the information is free for you.
And there are many more blogs and websites out there where you can learn about generative AI and AI in general for free!
Check out this article to learn more:
Other free courses to learn more online
If that wasn't enough, we have a few more lists of free AI-related courses!
Check them out by clicking one (or more) of the links below:
- Best Free DALL-E Courses
- Best Free ChatGPT Courses
- Best Free Midjourney Courses
- Best Free Google Bard Courses
- Best Free Stable Diffusion Courses
- Best Free Prompt Engineering Courses
- Best Free AI Art & Image Generation Courses
And for more ways to learn AI-related topics for free, check out our learn for free hub here!
Those were 19 amazing generative AI courses that you can learn from for free.
I hope you now see that there is a lot of information about generative AI, and AI in general, available on the internet for free.
If you have any other free generative AI courses for this list, or if you have any questions regarding AI, then don't forget to leave your comment below!
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