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Press Release: Launches Synthesia Academy in Bite-Sized Format

PRESS RELEASE Launches Synthesia Academy in Bite-Sized Format

[London, UK– 5th September 2023] 5Mins AI, a leading skill building and workplace learning platform powered by AI, today announced the launch of Lessons from Synthesia, the pioneering AI video generation platform, enabling users to upskill on crucial AI skills for the future of work. 

By providing access to hundreds of bite-sized lessons from Synthesia’s Video Learning Lab and the Synthesia Academy, this  collaboration will help upskill HR, L&D teams and managers on how to use AI to create workplace training programmes fast as well as cost-effectively. Leveraging 5Mins AI’s expertise in micro-learning techniques to boost long-term knowledge, Synthesia’s content will be available on the 5Mins app in engaging bite-sized formats. 

Founded in 2017 by a collective of AI researchers and entrepreneurs from University College London, Stanford, and Cambridge University, Synthesia enables individuals and businesses to create video content not only with AI, but without the constraints of cameras, microphones, and studios.

AI is moving fast, and the innovations being made have the capacity to make or break businesses. The difference is going to come down to how well equipped their people are in using powerful AI tools like Synthesia,” commented Ilham Ilyas, Head of Community at 5Mins AI.  "This collaboration combines the respective expertise of our two organizations as leaders in the application of AI to the world of work and the world of creativity. The leaps that Synthesia has made in democratizing access to powerful video-creation tools benefits everyone, and now, through this collaboration, businesses can upskill their time-limited professionals and teams to leverage this tool in a way they will actually absorb and retain.

L&D teams need tools and resources that provide employees with the help they need, and reduce time away from desks or spent taking courses,” says Kevin Alster, Learning Strategist at Synthesia. “ solves this problem by curating high-quality content that employees can learn from on-the-go.


About, the TikTok-styled Skills and Learning platform, helps HR and L&D teams develop all their employees efficiently and effectively, no matter what their role.

With 20,000+ micro-lessons from world-leading instructors covering 200+ essential technical, soft and life skills, the 5Mins elearning platform is used by diverse workforces across leading brands such as Dropbox, Pitney Bowes, Perkbox and many more.

Its AI-powered personalisation, social learning and gamification helps companies keep their learners engaged, while the science-backed micro-learning approach boosts their long-term knowledge retention.


About Synthesia

Synthesia was founded in 2017 by a team of AI researchers and entrepreneurs from UCL, Stanford, TUM and Cambridge. Our mission is to empower everyone to make video content - without cameras, microphones or studios. Using AI, we’re here to radically change the process of content creation and unleash human creativity for good.

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