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MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, CBSE AND INTEL LAUNCHED 'ÁI For All' INITIATIVE

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, CBSE AND INTEL LAUNCHED 'ÁI For All' INITIATIVE

Context

On 29th July 2021, Intel, in collaboration with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Ministry of Education announced the launch of the ‘AI For All’ initiative.

About the Initiative:

  • It has been launched with the purpose of creating a basic understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) for everyone in India.
  • It is a 4-hour, self-paced learning program that demystifies AI in an inclusive manner. It is as applicable to a student, a stay-at-home parent as it is to a professional in any field or even a senior citizen.
  • The program aims to introduce AI to 1 million citizens in its first year.

How It Works:

  • Anyone interested in the AI For All self-learning online course can sign up for free at https://cbseacademic.nic.in/aiforall.html.
  • The 4-hour open content resource is divided into 2 sections – AI Awareness (1.5 hours) and AI Appreciation (2.5 hours).

Importance of AI:

  • The pandemic has accelerated India’s digital transformation and research suggests emerging technologies like AI are crucial for driving more resilience as well as economic growth.
  • NITI Aayog's National Strategy for AI is built on the philosophy of 'AI For All' and focuses on leveraging AI for inclusive growth and developing population-scale AI solutions for societal needs.

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