UNESCO or United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched its State of the Education Report for India: Artificial Intelligence in Education – Here, There and Everywhere as per the press release. The report is the fourth edition and is an annually flagship report.
The annual flagship report is of the UNESCO New Delhi Office and is based on extensive research. The press release further mentions that the fourth edition provides an introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) to clarify a subject that would have experienced various misconceptions. It is also added with challenges and opportunities in the Indian Education Sector that AI can address
As per the press release, it said that it is reported that the AI Market in India is likely to reach US Dollar 7.8 billion by 2025 at the rate of 20.2 percent compound annual growth and to match India’s curriculum to make the students ready for the AI economy, India’s National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 lays a big emphasis on the need to impart the necessary technical knowledge and the integration of AI in Education to also promote quality and skill-based education. The press release also mentions that there are 10 recommendations.
Consider the ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Education as an utmost priority
Rapidly provide an overall regulatory framework for Artificial Intelligence in Education
Create effective public-private partnerships
Ensure that all students and teachers have access to the latest technology
Expand AI literacy efforts
Attempt to correct algorithmic biases and the resulting discrimination
Improve public trust in Artificial Intelligence
Request the private sector to better involve students and educationists in developing AI products
Place ownership of data with the students
Embrace the versatility of Artificial Intelligence in Education systems