IBM ties up with CBSE to introduce AI in 200 schools across India
The curriculum is part of CBSE’s Social Empowerment through Work Education and Action programme and will be introduced in about 200 schools across 13 states in India.
US tech giant IBM partnered with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the national level board of education in India for public and private schools, controlled and managed by the Union Government of India to integrate Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the high school curriculum for the current academic year (2020-21).
The curriculum is part of CBSE’s Social Empowerment through Work Education and Action (SEWA) programme and will be introduced in about 200 schools across 13 states – Delhi-NCR, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Orissa, Kerala, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Punjab.
“The IBM AI curriculum is structured around a course framework for students consisting of base strands of knowledge (basics, history, applications), skills (design thinking, computational thinking, data fluency, critical thinking) and values (ethical decision making, bias) in AI,” IBM said in a statement.
To meet CBSE’s requirements for grades XI and XII, the curriculum was co-developed with Australia’s Macquarie University and Indian implementation partners – Learning Links Foundation and 1M1B.