UP Govt to Employ AI Bots to Upgrade Secondary School Exam System

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  • AI-bots will be installed in UP government schools to monitor and check malpractices during board examinations
  • The CBSE has decided to include AI and Early Childhood Care Education (ECCE) as skill subjects in the school curriculum.

Following in the footsteps of the CBSE Board, the Uttar Pradesh government is now planning to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) bots to upgrade the examination system for secondary school education and make education free from corruption and negligence.

As informed by the Uttar Pradesh State Education Department, the programme is currently in the planning stage and may start implementation from the 2020 board examinations.

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How the system will help improve education system?

Under this new initiative, AI bots will be installed in UP government schools to monitor and check malpractices during board examinations. The system will be able to track proxy invigilators and students besides the performance of an individual student based on his previous grades, participation and performance.

The state education department hopes that employing AI bots during examinations would help in fixing the loopholes in the current education system.

A senior official in the department shared that due to severe shortage of teachers, quality of education is suffering in the state. When teaching is inadequate, the students as well as teachers, resort to unfair means during examinations, the official added.

CBSE partners with Microsoft

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has already partnered with Microsoft India to conduct capacity building programmes for high school teachers with the aim to integrate cloud-powered technology from kindergarten to class 12. The board has also decided to include AI and Early Childhood Care Education (ECCE) as skill subjects in the school curriculum.

 

With inputs from IANS

 

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