In March 2019, CBSE launched AI as a skill topic for kids studying in grade VIII and IX in their attempts to develop an AI ecosystem in classrooms. While 883 students in their classrooms applied for this topic, eight schools such as Delhi Public School, Bangalore East; ITL Public School, Dwarka; Royale Concorde International School, Bangalore, Salwan Public School, Gurgaon, among others, were chosen on a quick track mode to study the effect well in advance.
For class VIII and IX students, CBSE decided to implement an Artificial Intelligence (AI) ecosystem in classrooms. The school-based AI system will allow learners to predict problems such as the onset of depression. Furthermore, these systems will also help to spot cyber bullying acts and track the location of the school bus. In essence, it is up to the classrooms discretion to define how they want the learners to implement the AI in their schools.
883 Artificial Intelligence (AI) schools are currently being asked to explore the effect of AI on learners by eight schools. These schools are, among others, Salwan Public School, Gurgaon, Delhi Public School, Bangalore, ITL Public School, Dwarka, Royale Concorde, Bangalore. In addition to this, 883 schools were asked in their systems to embrace the AI.
CBSE collaborated with Intel’s AI4Youth initiative
CBSE collaborated with Intel’s AI4Youth project to guarantee the achievement of this project. As AI is a 2-year school curriculum separated as part of the pilot in six months. 100 learners obtained machine learning abilities during the original phases. In all 15 projects, students developed multiple topics such as computer vision, information, and NLP that focus on solving the schools ‘ operational problems. In addition to the learners, the instruction on AI systems was also given to 450 educators.
Anita Karwal, CBSE chairperson said CBSE will shortly launch an AI-integrated pedagogy guide focusing on educators to make them AI-enabled for learners. In this respect, CBSE’s Director of Skill Education and Training, Biswajit Saha, expressed his view that AI has already allowed kids to solve practical issues. The Board will seek patent on certain initiatives produced as part of CBSE’s AI drive to train learners.