Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog in collaboration with NASSCOM launched the ‘ATL AI Step Up Module’ for students on the eve of India’s Independence Day in order to drive AI education and innovation to the next level in schools across the country.
This module is the next step in bringing AI to Indian classrooms and is a successor to the AI Base module launched in February this year. The AI Step-up Module provides a comprehensive set of learn it yourself Advanced modules to those who wish to expand their knowledge base after becoming familiar with the basics of the AI discipline through the AI base module.
The module is designed in an attractive graphical manner that is comprehensible for all students belonging to rural and urban areas.
Meanwhile, the step-up module needs no previous knowledge and introduces the concepts to students from the basics using interactive tools and activities so as to keep their attention undivided. Moreover, the objective of this module is to challenge students and create opportunities in the coming years making students the Change makers and torch bearers of innovation.
Speaking on the importance of introducing AI to school students, CEO NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant said, “The AI step up module is the future of this country as it targets the youth which in itself is path breaking.”
He urged young India to take this opportunity positively and explore the module to create valuable solutions which would pave the way for the country to truly become Atmanirbhar Bharat.
Speaking on the virtual launch, Mission Director Atal Innovation Mission R Ramanan said, “The Base module was specifically devised considering students as young as 12 years of age, with absolutely no prior background of AI to ignite curiosity on AI in their young minds and to contribute to the ecosystem of innovation. Step up module has been exquisitely designed and presented to involve young students across the country to induce inclusive learning and to empower youngsters of our country to create AI integrated innovations.”
Sharing her views Nasscom President Debjani Ghosh said, “The rapid advancement of technology, such as AI and Robotics has penetrated all industries, including education. As the world gets transformed with innovation, it is heartening to see how the youth of our country are acquiring great fondness towards the digital method of studying and adopting Artificial Intelligence in it.”