CBSE Schools Have Introduced AI As A Subject in Class IX: HRD Minister

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  • The government has also launched a twelve hours ‘Inspire’ module on artificial intelligence
  • CBSE has tied up with organisations like Intel, IBM, Microsoft, private schools for this initiative

According to a release by PIB, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal, union minister for human resource development (HRD), in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha has said that artificial Intelligence (AI) has been introduced as a subject in IX from the 2019-2020 session in CBSE schools. As per the release, the initiative has been undertaken in schools affiliated with CBSE to enhance the multidisciplinary approach in teaching-learning and to sensitize the new generation.

The government has also launched a twelve hours ‘Inspire’ module on artificial intelligence which schools can take up with the students of class VIII. The study material for teaching Artificial Intelligence in classes VIII and IX has already been provided to schools through the CBSE’s official website.

41 training programmes on artificial intelligence already done

As per the release, CBSE has tied up with organisations like Intel, IBM, Microsoft, private schools for this initiative. CBSE has conducted 41 training programmes on artificial intelligence has been conducted in schools affiliated with CBSE at various parts of the country in which 1690 participants including principals and teachers have been trained in this domain.

OneNote, Flipgrid, Teams, Outlook, Minecraft and Paint3D

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As part of the collaboration formed with Microsoft, 1000 teachers nominated by CBSE undertook a three-day project-based training for practical, hands-on knowledge of Microsoft 365 tools like OneNote, Flipgrid, Teams, Outlook, Minecraft and Paint3D Microsoft. The students were also trained on digital storytelling. They were also trained on how to use AI to create Bots and demystify concepts around artificial intelligence.

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