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Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has now partnered with Intel for Artificial Intelligence for fulfilling the goal of developing an AI-ready generation.

As per official courses, the CBSE has introduced Artificial Intelligence as a subject in class IX from session 2019-2020 and in Class-XI from session 2020-2021 in their affiliated schools.

The curriculum is age-appropriate and focuses on building an AI-mindset, relevant skillset, and toolsets. Efforts are being taken to ensure that the learners become familiar with AI domains like computer vision, natural language processing, data, and how they can be applied to create meaningful social impact projects.

Apart from this, students are also being taught about AI biases, ethics, and privacy concerns.

CBSE is launching AI Student Community, a platform where students can come together to learn and share their experiences.

This will be a youth-driven platform to encourage collaborative learning, sharing and creating AI-enabled social impact solutions, official sources said.

A senior CBSE official said, “883 schools in the country have already started teaching AI curriculum subject to over 71,000 students.”

Artificial Intelligence has already been applied to education primarily in some tools that help develop skills and testing systems. Artificial Intelligence can drive efficiency, personalization and streamline administrative tasks to allow teachers the time and freedom to provide understanding and adaptability. By leveraging the best attributes of machines and teachers, the vision for Artificial Intelligence is one where they work together for the best outcome for students.

The Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal recently asked all institutions approved by the All-India Council for Technical Institutions to offer artificial intelligence (AI) as an elective in B Tech courses and also, start a B Tech course in AI and data science.

So far as the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are concerned, their Acts and Statutes allow them to have their own curriculum, academic and research collaboration with Institutions and Universities across the world.

Most of the IITs offer various Artificial Intelligence related courses such as Deep Learning Foundations & Applications, Foundation of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Probabilistic Reasoning in Artificial Intelligence, Predictive & Prescriptive Data Analytics, Deep Learning, System Identification, Cyber-Physical Security, Digital Image Processing, etc.

Besides, IITs also organize short-term programmes, inter-alia, on Artificial Intelligence for the working professional and interested students, said Pokhiryal in a written reply in Lok Sabha.

(With PIB Inputs)

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