Artificial intelligence (AI) education is set to begin from Class 6 in India, as part of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The NEP aims to make India a global leader in AI education and research.
Under the NEP, AI will be introduced as a foundational skill in school education. This means that all students from Class 6 onwards will learn about AI concepts such as machine learning, data science, and algorithms.
The NEP also aims to promote AI education in higher education. To this end, the government has launched the National Programme on Artificial Intelligence (NPAI). The NPAI is a comprehensive program that aims to develop India’s AI ecosystem and workforce.
The NPAI includes a number of initiatives to promote AI education in higher education. These initiatives include:
- Setting up AI centers of excellence in universities
- Offering AI fellowships to students and faculty
- Developing AI curriculum for higher education institutions
- Promoting research and development in AI
The government is also working to develop AI-based educational tools and resources. These tools and resources will help students to learn about AI in a fun and engaging way.
The introduction of AI education in schools and colleges is a welcome development. AI is a rapidly growing field with a wide range of applications. By teaching students about AI, the government is preparing them for the jobs of the future.
Here are some of the benefits of introducing AI education in schools and colleges:
- It will help students to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
- It will prepare students for the jobs of the future.
- It will help to promote innovation and entrepreneurship.
- It will help to reduce the digital divide.
The introduction of AI education in schools and colleges is a significant step towards making India a global leader in AI.