AI Skills Lab – Zilla Parishad High School, Cheepurupalli, Andhra Pradesh

Lilu Dhruw
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Introduction

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has gained geo-strategic importance and is being widely recognized to be the power that will fuel the future global digital economy. NEP 2020 acknowledges the importance of Artificial Intelligence and emphasizes preparing students for an AI-driven economy. It accentuates the ‘need for a skilled workforce, particularly involving mathematics, computer science, and data science, in conjunction with multidisciplinary abilities across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities’

The policy focuses on making education more experiential and future-oriented, building crucial skills such as data analysis, computational thinking, etc. from a young age through teaching contemporary subjects such as Artificial Intelligence, Design Thinking, Machine Learning, Quantum Computing, etc. To enhance the multidisciplinary approach in teaching-learning and to sensitize the new generation of learners to emerging technologies; AI has been introduced as a skill subject from the Session 2019- 2020 onwards by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

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AI Skills Lab

The Ministry of Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh, in collaboration with Intel India has established an AI Skills Lab at ZP High School, Cheepurupalli, Vizianagaram, to empower the teachers and students with AI tech and social skills for them to be successful in the digital economy.

The AI Skills Lab at ZP High School, Cheepurupalli,  is a first-of-its-kind AI lab set up in Andhra Pradesh, for building AI readiness in the students and teachers, in an inclusive way.

Key Highlights of the Program

  • AI Skills Lab inaugurated, to empower teachers and students with AI technology Skills
  • 500 students from grades VII-X, of ZP High School, Cheepurupalli, have been trained under AI for Youth Inspire session.
  • All Teachers and the non-teaching staff members of school underwent the ‘AI For All program’ to become AI-Ready.

Key features of the AI Skills Lab

  • It has been designed with the aim to demystify AI for youth and equip them with a relevant mind-set, skill sets, and toolsets required for AI readiness.
  • The lab has been envisaged as a dedicated space for hands-on experiential learning and is equipped with technologies which are open source and flexible in nature.
  • The Lab will help empower and enable youth to create meaningful social impact projects based on the Intel® AI for Youth content.
  • The Lab has three corners to cover the journey of a learner towards becoming AI Ready.
  1. Learning Corner: Learners start with understanding AI concepts
    1. Development Corner – For training AI Models towards developing AI-enabled social impact solutions
    1. Inferencing Corner – verify the efficiency of their projects and solutions for global and local problems, aligned to various Un Sustainable Development Goals

National Education Policy 2020 https://www.education.gov.in/sites/upload_files/mhrd/files/NEP_Final_English_0.pdf

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