National e-Governance Division, Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY), Government of India has launched the ‘YUVAi- Youth for Unnati and Vikas with AI’ program to build digital readiness and address the growing skills gap among the next generation.
YUVAi aims to foster a deeper understanding of artificial intelligence, equipping school students from grades 8th to 12th across the nation with AI-based skills and empowering them to become human-centric creators and users of AI. Moreover, the program offers an applied learning experience to understand and identify how AI can tackle critical problems and lead to the country’s development.
The program will take place in three phases. In the initial phase, teachers will be chosen to identify students from their respective schools, who will then share their details with the organizing team. In the second phase, online orientation sessions will be held by experts for registered students on core AI concepts to foster an understanding of the ideation process.
Finally, students will be asked to submit ideas through a 120-second video elaborating a proposed AI-based solution for any one of the eight core themes — rural development, agriculture, smart cities, law and justice, healthcare, education, environment, and clean energy, transportation.
At last, the most innovative AI-based solutions will be declared and invited to a national showcase and felicitation ceremony.