The chief minister of Punjab, Bhagwant Mann, declared that artificial intelligence (AI) programmes will be introduced in all government schools in Punjab. He highlighted that 10,000 teachers will be trained to teach these courses and one lakh students would receive training in AI.
“Punjab is known for the White Revolution and the Green Revolution, but it will now be known for the education revolution,” Mann added.
A significant amount of money has been allocated by the Punjab chief minister, including ₹800 crore for building 10,000 new classroom infrastructure, ₹358 crore for building boundary walls in over 7,000 schools, and ₹25 crore for benches and other furniture.
The hiring of a “campus manager” for each school was announced by Mann, who also declared that Punjab will be the first state in the nation to offer WiFi connectivity at every school. He added that all of the state’s schools would have access to internet resources in six months.
Mann highlighted that improving educational opportunities for kids, especially those from underprivileged backgrounds, was his government’s top priority.
States throughout India are taking unprecedented initiatives to jump on the AI bandwagon. Recently, Kerala has made a significant advancement in the integration of AI technology into education with the opening of its first Artificial Intelligence School in Thiruvananthapuram.
In April, R. D. Tiwari Government English School from Raipur announced artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics as a part of the Jigyasa project. Last year, the Madhya Pradesh government announced plans to introduce artificial intelligence as a subject in schools across the state.