1/10/2019 3:07:51 PM
|written By : Team India Se|
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to introduce artificial intelligence as an elective subject, reports the Hindustan Times.
“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 said.
Artificial intelligence is the ability of a machine to think, learn and perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence.
In another significant decision, the CBSE has decided to use two sets of question papers — one easy and one standard — to test the ability of class 10 students in mathematics from the next academic session.
“Students who do not wish to take up maths in higher studies can opt for the easier test. However, they too have the option of choosing applied mathematics as a subject in classes 11 and 12,” said a CBSE official.
According to the official, the idea of introducing artificial Intelligence as a school subject came about from a session held at the NITI Aayog, the government’s policy think tank.