The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has collaborated with Intel to launch an artificial intelligence learning community and platform called AI Students Community (AISC).
According to an official statement put out by the CBSE, the AISC has been set up to assist in creating a “digital-first mindset and support an AI-Ready Generation.” The platform aims to bring together students from across the country across both CBSE and non-CBSE schools to learn from Intel AI certified experts and apply the skills they have learned to provide solutions to projects that will positively impact social impact.
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The learning is to be imparted through webinars, and students will be provided with access to world-class AI and Python resources like AI domains and AI ethics. It will also offer face to face boot camps and talks with leaders in the field.
The community formed is for students to connect with peers like themselves across the country by discussing their learnings on forums and sharing their experiences as blog posts. Students will also be provided with the opportunity to participate in online tests and quizzes to check their progress and participate in national and international hackathons and competitions.
Students should follow the following steps to register themselves and avail the resources:
- The platform can be accessed through the AI Student Community tab at the CBSE website or directly here.
- Once the platform website is open, select the ‘‘Sign Up” option, fill in the required details and submit.
- A verification link will be sent to the registered email address.
- Once verified, the student’s profile will be created, and they will become registered members of the AISC.
- The account can be accessed at any time by logging in using the registered email address and password.
The platform is an outcome of the 2020 National Education Policy’s recommendation to introduce and encourage relevant modern subjects like artificial intelligence in school curriculums. The CBSE has already introduced AI as a subject for classes IX and XI in 2019 and 2020, respectively.
Additionally, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on Monday, Union Minister for Education Ramesh Pokhriyal said that all higher education institutions approved by the All India Council for Technical Institutions had been asked to provide electives on artificial intelligence in BTech programmes. It has also asked the institutes to initiate a new BTech specialising in artificial intelligence and data analytics. These steps are being taken to “augment the human resource in artificial intelligence and data analytics.”