CBSE to Introduce Artificial Intelligence as Elective Subject in Classes 8, 9, 10

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The board will make Artificial Intelligence (AI) one of the optional subjects available under vocational courses list.

 The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to introduce Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an elective subject for Classes 8, 9 and 10 in all the schools that come under its ambit.

The decision was reportedly taken at a recent meeting of the board’s governing body.  CBSE will make Artificial Intelligence one of the optional subjects available under vocational courses list.

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“Syllabus for the new subject would be drafted for all the three classes. If required, the board will also help in the capacity building of schools for the teaching-learning of the new subject from the next academic session,” a CBSE official said, confirming the development.

With technologies like artificial intelligence, data analytics and big data are making a huge impact globally, it has become important that the CBSE modernises its curriculum to stay abreast of the latest developments, the official noted.

AL as an elective subject

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a branch of computer science that emphasizes the creation of intelligent machines that work and react like humans.

According to the official, the concept of AL as an elective subject was conceived at a CBSE meeting with the government’s think tank NITI Aayog, following which the CBSE began exploring the idea.

The CBSE has 20,299 schools in India and 220 schools in 25 other countries affiliated to it.

 

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