Microchip manufacturing giant Intel launches its new free initiative ‘AI for All’ in collaboration with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Ministry of Education to teach individuals the basics of artificial intelligence in India.
It is a 4 hours self-paced program that anyone can attend for free. With this new initiative, Intel plans to educate more than 1 million individuals in a span of one year.
Director of APJ and Global Partnerships and Initiatives at Intel, Shweta Khurana, said, “Artificial Intelligence has the power to drive faster economic growth, address population-scale challenges and benefit the lives and livelihoods of people. The AI For All initiative based on Intel’s AI For Citizens program aims to make India AI-ready by building awareness and appreciation of AI among everyone.”
She further mentioned that this effort of Intel shows its willingness to work with the government of India towards making the country digitally empowered and unlock the full potential of artificial intelligence in India.
The free course is divided into two sections that would talk about artificial intelligence awareness and its applications, respectively. It would also focus on resolving common misconceptions people have regarding artificial intelligence.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses to adopt a digital approach, which has accelerated the growth of artificial intelligence technologies in every industry. This course will help the citizens of India to understand the new normal in a better way and adapt accordingly.
Interested candidates can enroll themselves through the official website of CBSE.
In a recent event, the Prime Minister of India announced the launch of the AI for All initiative along with another program named ‘SAFAL.’ CBSE, in a statement, mentioned, “SAFAL will be conducted on a pilot basis in CBSE schools for students in Grades 3, 5, and 8 during the academic year 2021-22, in key curricular areas of Language, Mathematics, and EVS/Science.”