On 16th July 2020, The Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE), announced integration of Artificial Intelligence(AI) in the high school (11th & 12th grade) curriculum for the 2020-2021 academic year. The curriculum was developed in collaboration with IBM (International Business Machines Corporation).
CBSE-IBM AI curriculum:
i.The IBM AI curriculum is a part of CBSE’s Social Empowerment through Work Education and Action (SEWA) program.
ii.This will be launched in around 200 schools across Delhi-NCR, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Orissa, Kerala, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Punjab (13 states of India).
i.The IBM AI curriculum in collaboration with CBSE was launched in September 2019.
ii.The Principal orientation and training session for teachers were conducted following the launch in September 2019 and June 2020.
iii.The AI curriculum was co-developed by Macquarie University of Australia and Learning Links Foundation and 1M1B of India to fulfill the requirements of CBSE.
The structure of IBM AI curriculum:
i.The framework of the curriculum consist of
- base strands of knowledge on basics, history and applications
- Skills in design thinking, computational thinking, data fluency and critical thinking
- Values on biased and ethical decision making.
ii.The AI curriculum is made robust with problem-based learning and assessment methods to incorporate the foundation skills of AI in students.
About Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE):
Chairman– Manoj Ahuja
Head Office– Delhi
About IBM (International Business Machines Corporation):
Executive Chairman– Virginia M. Rometty
Chief Executive Officer– Arvind Krishna
Headquarters– Armonk, New York, United States of America
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