Inspirational AI@class 8:
The CBSE circular says, “To enhance the multidisciplinary approach in teaching learning and also to sensitize the new generation, it was decided that School may start AI “Inspire module” of 12 hours at Class VIII itself.”
CBSE has not given any indicative content, so we have created our own. As CBSE shares indicative content, we will include them in our futuristic learning model.
CBSE has suggested a 12 hour learning intervention. In addition to the traditional way of teaching where it is feasible, I have designed a digital and mobile learning framework to enhance or as an alternative to the traditional form.
One format which is my recommended format is a learning experience over 6 weekends, each day being about an hour of learning spread over 4 Whatsapp posts at 8am, 8:30am, 9am and 9:30am.
Since CBSE refers to this as an inspirational course, every session will have an inspirational quote about AI in particular or Technology in general. It will also have a brief inspirational message from great thought leaders related to life-skills and values especially for the future in the 21st century.
The content for each Whatsapp post will comprise text ( ~ 800 words) and a short video/ audio. The total transaction time for each Whatsapp post will be about 15 minutes. The total time by the student during each session will be about an hour, but with breaks allowing for ‘spacing’ of learning and also use of multiple media types to make learning more engaging.
We are ready to offer it during the 4 weekends of April and 2 of May in 2019.
A feasible schedule is : Session 1 on Saturday 6th April 2019, Session 2 on Sunday 7th April 2019, Session 3 on Saturday 13th April 2019, Session 4 on Sunday 14th April 2019, Session 5 on Saturday 20th April 2019, Session 6 on Sunday 21st April 2019, Session 7 on Saturday 27th April 2019, Session 8 on Sunday 28th April 2019,
Session 9 on Saturday 4th May 2019, Session 10 on Sunday 5th May 2019, Session 11 on Saturday 11th May 2019, and the final session Session 12 on Sunday 12th May 2019,
Then regular batches in many formats moving towards personalisation for each learner from July 2019.
One format can be instructor led session using PowerPoint slides and initial training provided by us.
Another could be remote training using Zoom or similar technologies. There are many possibilities depending upon the context of the School. We can facilitate the School so that they can start AI for class 8 students right when the new session begins in April 2019.
This is a tentative outline of the topics to be addressed in the 12 sessions of the program:
Session 1: Why the buzz about AI?
1.1: AI is all around us
1.2 :Amazon, Netflix, Siri and Alexa
1.3 : Future expectations from Artificial Intelligence
1.4: Difference between traditional Computing and Artificial Intelligence
Session 2: AI today
2.1: A short history of AI
2.2: The winter of AI
2.3: The renewed interest in AI
2.4: What can AI do today
Session 3: The Fundamentals: Computational Thinking
3.1: What is Computational Thinking
3.2 : Decomposition
3.3 : Pattern Recognition
3.4 : Algorithms and evaluation
Session 4: Mathematical Modelling
4.1: What is Mathematical Modelling?
4.2: The stages of Mathematical Modelling
4.3: Applications of Mathematical Modelling
4.4: From Mathematical Modelling to Machine Learning
Session 5: The Landscape of AI:
5.1: The Turing Machine
5.2: Rule Based Expert Systems
5.3: Swarm Intelligence
5.4: Narrow Intelligence and Artificial General Intelligence
Session 6: Other allied Technologies
6.1: Sensor Technologies
6.2: Internet of Things
6.4: Augmented and Virtual Reality
Session 7: Classifiers:
7.1: What are classifiers?
7.2: How do they work?
7.3: Spam filters
7.4: Identifying fake news
Session 8: Other tools
Session 9: Machine Learning :
9.1: What are learning algorithms?
9.2: Examples of Machine Learning Applications
9.3: Popular Machine Learning Algorithms
9.4: Limitations of Machine Learning
Session 10: Deep Learning:
10.1: About the human brain and the CNS
10.2: Artificial Neural Networks
10.3: Types of Artificial Neural Networks
10.4: Applications of Deep Learning
Session 11: AI and the future of work
11.1: AI and the future of work
11.1: Jobs displacement by AI
11.2: The Gig economy
11.3 : The idea of a Universal Basic Income
11.4: The future of the professions
Session 12: AI and human happiness
12.1: Social robots for children
12.2: Woebot: The CBT based psycho-therapist
12.3: AI for human happiness
12.4: AI and ethics
The entire program is designed, developed and delivered by Professor MM Pant ( mmpant.com and mmpant.net). Programs in AI for School children have been under consideration for about 2 years, shortly after Professor Klaus Schwab in January 2016 at the World Economic Forum drew attention to the arrival of the 4th Industrial Revolution led by Artificial Intelligence and allied Technologies, in a convergence of the Physical world, the Information world and the world of Biology.
We now have a whole suite of AI programs for School children in classes 8 to 12th, for teachers to become AI learning Facilitators as well as for parents to appreciate the future world of their children.
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