CBSE to Introduce Artificial Intelligence Courses as a Skill Subject in Classes 8, 9, 10

January 3, 2019, 9:28 am

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to introduce Artificial Intelligence (AI) course as an elective subject in Classes 8,9 and 10 from next academic session, to make students well-versed in technologies of future.

"The decision to introduce artificial intelligence as a skill subject was taken at a recent meeting of the board’s governing body. It has been decided that the subject would be introduced in classes 8, 9 and 10 as a skill subject," a member of the board’s governing body said.

"Syllabus for the new subject would 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 added.

Artificial Intelligence is also called machine intelligence. A machine has the ability to think, learn and perform tasks normally like a human being. Its activities involve Speech recognition, Learning, Planning, Problem-solving amongst few.

When contacted, a senior CBSE official confirmed the development. The official said AI would be one of the optional subjects on the vocational side.

The official said Artificial Intelligence would be one of the optional subjects on the vocational side. The official further added that the concept of AI as a school subject emerged from a session held at the NITI Aayog, from where the Board stared exploring the concept.

The CBSE has also decided to use two sets of question papers to check the ability of class 10 students in mathematics from the next academic session. The one question paper will be easy and one question paper is standard. Students who do not want to take up maths in higher studies can opt for easier paper.

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