IIT-Delhi Startup Launches DIY AI Kit BUDDHI For School Students

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  • BUDDHI can be used to learn the basics of AI and build AI-based solutions for real-world problems without prior domain knowledge or training
  • The kit includes technical novelties like AI computing-engine, friendly AI training, and real-world AI actuation circuit boards

An IIT-Delhi startup named Cyran AI Solutions has brought out a Do-IT-Yourself (DIY) educational kit called Build Understand Design Deploy Human-like Intelligence (BUDDHI) for school students which will teach them the basics of artificial intelligence (AI). The kit includes technical novelties like AI computing-engine, friendly AI training, and real-world AI actuation circuit boards.

Officials at IIT-Delhi informed that if taught the conventional way, AI requires a student to have a rigorous background and training in areas like advanced mathematics, data science, and computer programming.

Help school students learn the practical aspects of AI

Manan Suri, professor at IIT-Delhi added that exists a gap between the promise, the hype, the capability and practical reality of AI. This gap is widened by the lack of resources to develop an intuitive insight on topics like AI at an early stage. He further commented that the motivation behind BUDDHI kit was to help school students learn the practical aspects of a complex topic like AI in a friendly and simple manner.

No prior domain knowledge or training

Suri also said that BUDDHI is the first-of-its-kind highly interactive and easy to use DIY educational kit. It can be used to learn the basics of AI and build AI-based solutions for real-world problems. It does not require prior domain knowledge or training. The components of the kit have been designed to ensure compatibility with mainstream electro-mechanical devices. It also comes with an AI handbook, practical DIY AI projects, lessons, exercises, presentations, and videos.