Yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched an initiative that aims to introduce Artificial Intelligence (AI) to one million citizens in its first year of the launch of this initiative.

Driven by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Ministry of Education, and Intel India, the initiative is named as 'AI For All' and has been launched with the purpose of creating a basic understanding of AI for every citizen in India. 

Available in 11 different local Indian languages for anyone with digital access, the "AI For All" is a self-paced, micro-learning programme applicable to a student, a stay-at-home parent, a professional in any field or even a senior citizen. 

The programme is of 4-hours duration and divided into two sections –

1) AI Awareness (1.5 hours) 
  • Elementary understanding of AI, 
  • Misconceptions around AI, and its application potential. 
2) AI Appreciation (2.5 hours)
  • Key domains of AI, 
  • AI impact across industries
At the end of each stage, participants will be given personalised digital badges that can be shared on social media.

Based on Intel's 'AI For Citizens' programme, the content is also compatible with various talkback applications to make it accessible for visually impaired people.

Shweta Khurana, who is Director - the Asia Pacific and Japan, Global Partnerships and Initiatives at Intel, said -
AI has the power to drive faster economic growth, address population-scale challenges and benefit the lives and livelihoods of people. The AI For All initiative based on Intel's AI For Citizens program aims to make India AI-ready by building awareness and appreciation of AI among everyone
Intel is collaborating with governments and communities globally to build a digital-first mindset and expand access to the AI skills needed for current and future jobs. In India, the AI For All initiative is part of Intel’s corporate social responsibility efforts towards democratising AI for all.

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