We are proud to announce that Scrimba has entered into a partnership with Hugging Face, one of the world’s leading AI companies.

By creating an open platform for sharing AI models, datasets, and applications, Hugging Face has played a critical role in moving the industry more towards open source. They maintain a large collection of open source libraries, like transformers and diffusers, and allow developers to access thousands of powerful pre-trained AI models, including big ones like Meta’s LLaMa, Google’s BERT, and OpenAI’s Whisper.

In this partnership, Scrimba and Hugging Face will work together to teach JavaScript developers how to use powerful open source AI models in their web apps. This involves collaboratively creating and distributing a range of different AI tutorials using the scrim technology.

Improving the Hugging Face docs with scrims

The first step in the partnership is to enrich Hugging Face’s JavaScript documentation with scrims. These interactive video guides will be a valuable asset for aspiring AI developers, helping them turn their theoretical knowledge into practical experience.

The first scrim has already been deployed to the Hugging Face’s Transformers.js documentation, and can be seen here. It teaches you how to build an object detector in vanilla JavaScript.

The first scrim teaches you to build an in-browser image object detector.

The creator of Transformers.js, Joshua Lochner, explains why scrims are a valuable addition to the docs:

“Bringing interactive tutorials to the docs is an absolute game changer in my eyes! Not only does it greatly enhance the learning experience, but it also lowers the barrier to entry for new users who want to experiment with powerful AI models. These improvements form part of our continued efforts to bridge the gap between web development and machine learning, and to make AI more accessible.”

Building high-quality AI Engineering courses

Scrimba and Hugging Face will also collaborate on full-length courses that will teach web developers to build production-ready AI apps.

The overarching goal is with these courses is to give people a clear path to become hireable AI Engineers or to launch their own AI startups.

According to Scrimba’s CEO, Per Borgen, this content will help developers future-proof their careers:

“The demand for developers who know their way around AI is growing rapidly, and it will accelerate over the next few years as virtually all industries will be integrated with AI. So it is a safe bet for developers to learn AI Engineering”, says Borgen, and continues:

“Our goal at Scrimba is to provide the best learning material for this type of up-skilling. The partnership with Hugging Face will help us achieve that, as they give us access to some of the world’s leading AI experts in addition to unparalleled distribution.”