India’s National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence, by NITI Aayog, is built on the philosophy of 'AI For All'. The approach is to leverage exponential technologies toward inclusive growth, develop population-scale AI solutions for societal needs and leverage India's unique position to be a global leader for inclusive technologies.
National Education Policy 2020 acknowledges the importance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and emphasizes on preparing students for an AI driven economy. The policy focuses on making education more experiential and future-oriented, building crucial skills such as data analysis, computational thinking etc. from a young age through teaching of contemporary subjects such as Artificial Intelligence.
An AI driven economy requires rigorous programs and interventions to address current and future AI skill gaps and empower a larger non-technical audience with AI social skills and tech skills for real world applications.
AI For All is driven by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in collaboration with Intel India and aims to increase public awareness about AI.
AI For All is a 4-hour self-learning online program designed to raise public awareness about Artificial Intelligence. It aims to demystify AI for people from all walks of life – a student, a stay at home parent, a professional in any field, a senior citizen - basically, anyone interested in getting acquainted with it and wanting to build a ‘Digital First Mindset'
The program is divided into two sections: AI Aware, and AI Appreciate. Both sections can be completed in about four hours. Each section includes images and interactive activities with a short and easy quiz.
AI Aware introduces the participant to AI and helps them to realize that AI mimics human intelligence. After going through this section, the participant will be able to:
AI Appreciate helps to understand the possibilities, concerns, and the principles of responsible AI and AI ethics. Along with understanding these key concepts, the participants will be able to:
Passing this quiz grants the participant a digital badge and a certificate that they can share on their social media accounts and tag #AIForAll. Participants can take this quiz as many times as they want.
Post the completion of both sections, the users can take it forward by making a self-learning plan for themselves. They can choose the domain they are interested in and begin their self-paced AI learning journey.
The program can be accessed in any of the following ways:
What is AI For All?
AI For All is a self-learning online program designed to raise public awareness about Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the country. It aims to demystify AI for people from all walks of life – a student, a stay-at-home parent, a professional in any field, a senior citizen - basically, anyone interested in getting acquainted with it.
Who is this program for? Who all should / can attend / participate in it?
The program is for anyone who may be interested in getting acquainted with AI. It does not claim to skill / train or make anyone an AI expert, but to provide a basic understanding of AI and empowerment enough to communicate about it. As of now, the program is available in 11 languages - English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Bengali, Kannada, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi. The entire content is compatible with various talkback applications also to make it completely accessible for the visually impaired.
What is the duration of this program?
The program is divided into two sections: AI Aware, and AI Appreciate. Both sections can be completed in about four hours.
What all is covered in the program?
The program is divided into two sections: AI Aware and AI Appreciate and includes the following
What are the prerequisites for this program?
Any smart device such as smart phone, laptop or desktop and good internet connectivity with a minimum bandwidth of 512 kbps are the prerequisite for this program.
What will I get once I complete the program?
Can I call myself an AI expert after attending this program?
This program has been designed to enable citizens to take their first step towards an AI inclusive world. It does not claim to skill / train or make anyone an AI expert, but is aimed to provide a basic understanding of AI and empowerment enough to communicate about it.
I have finished the program. What is the next step?
With the knowledge gained from this program, participants can make a self-learning plan for their AI exploration journey. They can choose the domain they are interested in and begin their self-paced AI learning journey which will take them step by step through their topic of interest.
I am unable to select my birth year on the registration page. What should I do?
You may write to firstname.lastname@example.org
I did not receive the verification mail. What should I do?
You may write to email@example.com
My query is not resolved yet - whom should I reach out to?
You may write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the helpline number at +91-9964600800 (9 am to 8 pm; Monday to Friday) for any queries or any technical support.
Can I add multiple users from single mobile number registration?
Yes, you can use the “ADD SUB USER” button that can be accessed in the settings section post login.