Coming Soon: AI Classes For CBSE Students With Curriculum Designed By IBM Experts

Coming Soon: AI Classes For CBSE Students With Curriculum Designed By IBM ExpertsIBM’s ‘Watson’ computing system (Ben Hider/Getty Images)

Following the announcement by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) that it will soon begin to offer Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an elective to students from classes 9 to 12, it has now been revealed that American IT major IBM will be preparing the curriculum for the same, reports The Times of India.

Members of IBM India, along with individuals from its global team, will collaborate with subject experts to prepare the curriculum; IBM will launch a pilot project covering 1,000 schools across a number of cities as a trial for the curriculum.

As part of the pilot, school principals will firstly be made aware of AI technology, after which foundational lessons regarding the same will given to teachers. The curriculum will consist of a five-stage training process for students, and through it students will participate in research-informed readings, ideation and innovation workshops, as well as hands-on projects.

Commenting on the effort, vice-president of India Software Labs, IBM, stated,"Unlike creating a curriculum for professionals, introducing the subject to schoolchildren is different. We have a chance to create a course to give the best effect by using a design-based approach to problem-solving with AI. The programme intends to develop a professional learning community for teachers in partnership with the industry. We will ensure it provides collaborative global project opportunities for students and recognise learning achievements through badging and accreditation.”