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New Delhi: In a function, on Saturday, HRD minister Smriti Irani said that all CBSE books will be made available online free of cost. This she said was an extension of the government’s good governance doctrine.

This action follows a previous move made to make all NCERT textbooks available for free online and also downloadable through a mobile application.

“We made NCERT books available online for free through e-books and mobile applications a month-and-a-half ago. We will similarly make CBSE books available online along with additional learning material and videos as part of our good governance efforts,” Irani said at a function at a Kendriya Vidyalaya here.

Moreover, the online textbooks will be in readable formats akin to the popular e-book readers like Amazon Kindle.

The HRD minister also announced that her ministry will organise baal sabhas (children’s conventions) for closer interaction between professionals from various fields.

“These conventions will feature interactions between children and professionals from various fields to help the former grow into good human beings,” she said.

She also announced the launching two services to aid the parents to keep track of their children’s performance. The ‘Shaala Darpan’ service will reflect the students’ attendance, timetable and marks in examinations; while the ‘Saransh’ service will allow parents to compare subject-wise outcomes of their wards with others at the district, state and national levels. (image courtesy: youthkiawaaz)

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Intel Collaborates With CBSE to Empower Nearly One Lakh Students With Artificial Intelligence

Intel along with CBSE will soon be launching a 'National AI Olympiad' to motivate young students to showcase their meaningful social impact solutions as evidence of achievement

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According to the company, it has been estimated that by 2030, AI, in all its applications, is predicted to contribute US$15.7 trillion to the global economy. Wikimedia Commons

Tech giant Intel and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to digitally empower nealry one lakh students with Artificial Intelligence (AI) integration in India’s education system.

Initiatives include the roll-out of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) curriculum framework for grades VIII, IX and X for 22,000 schools, with the aim to empower one lakh students within 2020, the company said in a statement.

The curriculum is based on ‘Intel AI For Youth’, which is an immersive, hands-on learning programme using experiential methodologies covering both social and technological skills.

“AI has become a strategic imperative for worldwide economic growth and will continue to be one of the most crucial technologies of the future,” said Shweta Khurana, Director-Programmes, Partnerships and Policy Group at Intel India.

“Our collaboration with CBSE is a meaningful step towards enabling our youth to become digitally-empowered and effectively utilize emerging technologies such as AI to solve pressing local and global challenges,” Khurana added.

The MoU also stated that Intel along with CBSE will soon be launching a ‘National AI Olympiad’ to motivate young students to showcase their meaningful social impact solutions as evidence of achievement.

According to the company, it has been estimated that by 2030, AI, in all its applications, is predicted to contribute US$15.7 trillion to the global economy.

India’s own AI strategy identified artificial intelligence as an opportunity and solution provider for inclusive economic growth and social development.

The comprehensive programme called ‘Intel AI For Youth,’ aimed at empowering the young generation to become AI-ready.

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Tech giant Intel and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to digitally empower nealry one lakh students with Artificial Intelligence (AI) integration in India’s education system. Pixabay

Together with CBSE, Chip-making giant has curated an outcome-oriented AI curriculum for students of grade VIII and above.

The curriculum was piloted with eight schools, training youth to create AI projects focused on social impact in 2019, with the aim to empower 1,00,000 students with AI-readiness skills in 2020.

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“Our collaboration with Intel has helped us empower the youth with AI skills in an inclusive way and we hope to take this journey ahead in a big way in the coming years,” said Biswajit Saha, Director, Skill Education and Training, CBSE. (IANS)