I am thrilled to be a part of this innovative and dynamic community, and I would like to bring up a suggestion that I believe could greatly benefit all of us. Given the rapid growth of the AI industry and the increasing demand for skilled AI professionals, I propose that OpenAI should consider developing a comprehensive certification program, ranging from beginner to developer levels, to provide training and education in the field of artificial intelligence.
By offering certification courses, OpenAI could help individuals gain the necessary skills and knowledge to contribute effectively to AI development and application, while also fostering increased collaboration with industry leaders. This initiative could have several key benefits:
Encouraging the development of a skilled workforce that can contribute to the AI field.
Boosting employment opportunities for individuals seeking high-paying jobs in AI.
Enhancing collaboration with heavy player companies, ensuring employees receive training and development in AI technologies.
Offering an alternative to traditional academic degrees, with practical, hands-on training tailored to real-world situations.
Strengthening the OpenAI community by attracting more talent and facilitating knowledge exchange and collaboration.
In order to maintain the quality and rigor of the certification courses, clear prerequisites should be established for each level, ensuring that participants have the necessary background and skills to succeed. This would also enable individuals to progress through the program at their own pace, gaining confidence and expertise as they advance.
I believe that such a certification program would not only provide valuable opportunities for individuals and businesses but also contribute to the overall growth and success of the OpenAI community and the AI industry as a whole.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this proposal, and I am eager to engage in a constructive discussion on the potential benefits and implementation strategies for such a certification program. Together, we can shape the future of AI education and contribute to the development of a thriving and competitive AI ecosystem.
Thank you for considering my suggestion, and I look forward to our fruitful discussion.
Hi! My name is Sam Brocal and I am the CEO of MeasureUp. I came across this thread while doing some research into including Open AI practice tests in our portfolio next year.
I would love to talk to those involved in the creation of the certification path and to become your official partner, just as we have done in the past years for Microsoft, Cisco or VmWare.
Being your official partner would mean that we’d work together to create the best prep material, while at the same time maintaining the integrity of the exam, so all your students can prepare to successfully pass the exam.
Let me know if you are interested in talking about this opportunity.
Please, it would be great that someone within OpenAI confirm if there is (or not) any iniciative towards developing an Education area.
Microsoft has its AI-Engineer certificate for openai+azure, but it would be fabulous an OpenAI certification.
At least at the beginning develop that course/certification in partnership with someone.
Having some sort of trust / guarantee that you are hiring a skilled engineer who knows what they’re doing is a very understandable need, but is yet another certification program really the best way to do that?
Apart from the semi-philosophical discussion of whether this style of certifications have strong correlation with one’s performance in the role in practice, this kind of trainings are usually done by b2b enterprise corporations, akin to Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Oracle etc.
OpenAI seems to be more oriented towards creating functional prototypes and allowing people to use them rather than creating enterprise solutions at the moment.
Having a certification program would also mean they need to allocate a good amount of human resources to create, maintain, promote, teach, and coach such certification programs.
Such a certification program would not result in OpenAI’s products being better. It seems that OpenAI keeps having an edge in the AI race because of their ability to implement research into product fast. Their narrow focus and fast pace is their strongest element, and a certification program would help neither of the two.
Even if they would decide to offer such training, the pace of innovation is so fast, that:
OpenAI would need to update it quite often
Whatever certification you get now could be semi-obsolete in a year
So, while it might (or might not) be a good idea to have certifications for OpenAI technology, I can’t see how it makes sense for OpenAI, apart maybe to exploit short-term revenue from people who will pay for the certification.
I’d be happy to hear how the above thinking might be flawed, I didn’t think about it too much.