The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is all ready to introduce Artificial Intelligence (AI) course as an elective subject in classes 8, 9, and 10 from the next academic session. The decision was taken in the recently held meeting of Board’s governing body. By introduction of AI as a skill subject, Board’s vision is to make the students well-versed in technologies and groom their technical know-how. The statement given by officials, the subject AI will be one of the optional subjects on the vocational side. The behind the introduction of the AI as a school subject was originated in a session held at the NITI Ayog, from where the Board began to explore the concept.
Artificial Intelligence, also known as machine intelligence, in which machine can think and will have the ability to perform like humans. It will also have the ability for visual perception, speech recognition, learning, planning problem-solving, and decision making by its own mechanism. However the syllabus for the new subject will be drafted for all the three classes. If required, the board will also help in the capacity building of schools for the teaching-learning of the new subject from the next academic session, the member said.
Apart from this, CBSE has also taken decision to use two sets of question papers to check the ability of Class 10 students in Mathematics’ from the new academic session. One question paper will be easy and other one is moderate. Students who do not take up math’s in higher studies can opt for the easy question paper.