An initiative called “AI for All” was launched on the CBSE website on Thursday. The program is driven by CBSE, Ministry of Education and Intel India.
CBSE’s press release states:
“AI For All is a 4-hour, self-paced, micro-learning program which as applicable to a student, a stay-at-home parent as it is to a professional in any field or even a senior citizen. It is divided into two sections – AI Awareness (1.5 hours) and AI Appreciation (2.5 hours). The segment on AI Awareness provides an elementary understanding of AI and its potentials and pitfalls. The AI Appreciation segment helps learners get introductory knowledge of the common domains of AI and start building personal learning plans. The program aims to introduce AI to 1 million citizens in its first year and is one of the largest AI public awareness programs worldwide. To ensure inclusive access, it is available in 11 different vernacular languages for anyone with digital access. The content is also compatible with various talkback applications to make it accessible for visually impaired people.”
As reported by the Mint, Intel has said that the program is based on its AI for Citizens program and aims at making India AI-ready by building awareness and appreciation of AI among everyone.
At the end of each stage of the program, participants will be given personalised digital badges which can be shared on social media websites. The program can be accessed at https://cbseacademic.nic.in/aiforall.html.