After the announcement of including Artificial Intelligence as a subject for students of class 8,9 and 10 by CBSE, schools in Gurugram have started to regulate the syllabus while the experts are debating whether the required infrastructure is available for such a widespread implementation of AI education.
Schools have started to give projects/assignments to students based on AI while in some schools AI has become a part of their timetable. Children are showing keen interest in the subject and this has also created a demand for teachers who can teach robotics, IoT and big data.
On the other hand the Indian schools do lack the advanced infrastructure required as per the board’s guidelines for its implementation due to which the divide between public and private schools shall further widen. Nevertheless, introduction of AI as an optional subject will attract only those who are genuinely interested in the subject and will not even feel pressurized by it.