Kerala minister P Rajeev lauds Artificial Intelligence training to teachers by KITE

Minister P Rajeev was speaking after visiting the AI training centre organised by KITE at its regional centre in Edappally, in Kochi.

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Published May 26, 2024 | 10:48 AMUpdatedMay 26, 2024 | 10:48 AM

Kerala minister P Rajeev lauds Artificial Intelligence training to teachers by KITE

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) practical training, provided by Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) for teachers in the state, will speed up Kerala’s transformation into an AI knowledge hub, Law and Industries Minister P Rajeev said in Kochi on Saturday, 26 May.

The training was imparted in the run-up to the Generative AI Conclave to be held in Kochi in July, he said. The minister was speaking after visiting the AI training centre organised by KITE at its regional centre in Edappally.

The minister said that providing such specialised training to 80,000 teachers simultaneously may be a first in the world and that it is commendable to give priority to utilising AI responsibly and following the academic framework.

The training would energise Kerala’s transformation into an AI knowledge hub, he said.

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Three-day AI training under KITE leadership

The three-day AI training, which was started by the Department of General Education, Kerala, under the leadership of KITE in the first week of May, has been successfully completed by 16,500 teachers so far, an official statement said.

The training covers areas such as summarisation, image generation, prompt engineering, presentation-animation creation, evaluation, deepfake, and responsible AI.

KITE CEO K Anvar Sadath, who spoke at the function, said that from this year onwards, AI would also be taught to children in Kerala as part of ICT studies.

The minister also released a short English video titled ‘AIgnite’, which shares the experiences of teachers’ AI training.

Media consultant Sunil Prabhakar and IBM representatives interacted with teachers, the statement added.

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