Sharpening its emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Training) training, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), in partnership with Intel’s AI4Youth project, finally released its Facilitators Handbooks to provide artificial intelligence (AI)-based learning to grade 8 and grade 9 students.
In March 2019, the CBSE declared AI as a capability area to create an “AI-Ready Community.” To help students understand AI and grow their interest in it, the new course will be added to the regular school curriculum by 2020. The Facilitator’s AI Curriculum handbook will concentrate on three AI areas— computer vision, analysis of natural language, and using AI for information. The 112-hour program would focus on the development of relevant skills to promote AI mentality among learners.
Students are expected to learn core skills during the class, such as problem-solving, creative thinking, self-reflection, and awareness creation on AI policy, privacy concerns, and AI fundamentals.
The handbook further discusses that schools can prepare their grade 6-10 teachers to connect with the technology applied by AI to the related curriculum topics.