On the occasion of the first anniversary of National Education Policy, Narendra Modi launched “AI For All” initiative with the purpose of creating a basic understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) for every citizen in the country. This program is driven by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Ministry of Education and Intel India and can be accessed at https://cbseacademic.nic.in/aiforall.html.
AI For All is a 4-hour, self-paced, micro-learning program which as applicable to a student, a stay-at-home parent as it is to a professional in any field or even a senior citizen. It is divided into two sections – AI Awareness (1.5 hours) and AI Appreciation (2.5 hours). The segment on AI Awareness provides an elementary understanding of AI and its potentials and pitfalls. The AI Appreciation segment helps learners get introductory knowledge of the common domains of AI and start building personal learning plans.
The program aims to introduce AI to 1 million citizens in its first year and is one of the largest AI public awareness programs worldwide. To ensure inclusive access, it is available in 11 different vernacular languages for anyone with digital access. The content is also compatible with various talkback applications to make it accessible for visually impaired people.