Artificial Intelligence introduced as subject in CBSE Class 8 & above: HRD Minister Pokhriyal

New Delhi: The the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Ramesh Pokhriyal, stated in Parliament today that in order to enhance multidisciplinary approach in teaching-learning and to sensitize the new generation, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been introduced as a subject in class IX from the session 2019-20 in the schools affiliated with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

A twelve hours ‘Inspire’ module on Artificial Intelligence has also been announced, which schools can take up with the students of class VIII. The study material for teaching Artificial Intelligence in classes VIII and IX has already been provided to schools through the CBSE website.

CBSE has collaborated with several organizations such as Intel, IBM, Microsoft, Private Schools, etc. 41 training programs on Artificial Intelligence have been conducted in schools affiliated with CBSE in various parts of the country in which 1,690 participants (principals and teachers) have been trained.

Artificial Intelligence has been introduced in classes VIII, IX & X in schools affiliated with CBSE. Decision to introduce Artificial Intelligence in the States and UTs will have to be taken by the respective Boards.

This information was given by the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

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