NITI Aayog, NASSCOM Launch AI-Module In Schools

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  • The module contains activities, videos, and experiments that will help students work through and learn the different concepts of AI
  • This module will be implemented across 5,000 Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) reaching 2.5 million students

The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) has teamed up with Niti Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) to launch an artificial intelligence (AI) based module for students of Indian schools. This module will be implemented across 5,000 Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) reaching 2.5 million students. It is likely to be introduced on 27th February.

The module contains activities, videos, and experiments that will help students work through and learn the different concepts of AI. An AI Step-up Module is also under development.

Make AI fun

Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said that the AI module was critical as it is targeted at young children. He added that it is path-breaking as it combines playing and academics and the goal is to make AI fun so that children can enjoy it, they can evolve and learn and take India forward.

Microsoft, Adobe, SAP Labs, Wipro as partners

R Ramanan, mission director Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog said that this is the ever industry-government academia initiative on such a scale to keep the school students abreast of the latest technologies. Nasscom president Debjani Ghosh said that the partnership is a crucial step in building citizens and a workforce that is aware of AI and can work with AI. Students will get benefit from technologies from some of the partner companies. This includes Microsoft, Adobe, SAP Labs, Wipro and Nasscom among others.