IIT Delhi develops DIY AI Kit for school students
Published on : Thursday 30-01-2020
Build Understand Design Deploy Human-like Intelligence (BUDDHI) kit is perfectly aligned with CBSE's prescribed AI school syllabus.
New Delhi, January 2020 – A deep-tech startup of IIT Delhi, CYRAN AI Solutions, has devised a do-it-yourself AI kit named BUDDHI (Build Understand Design Deploy Human-like Intelligence), in line with CBSE's prescribed AI school syllabus. The pack includes an AI handbook, DIY AI projects, lessons, exercises, presentations, and videos while making use of both proprietary software and hardware like AI actuation circuit boards powered by AI computing-engines. The kit can be used to introduce AI in any existing STEAM (Science Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) project.
The BUDDHI kit is the brainchild of Professor Manan Suri of IIT Delhi, who was recognised by MIT, USA as one of the world's top 35 innovators under the age of 35.
“Like any evolving technology, there exists a gap between the promise, the hype, the capability and practical reality of AI. What makes this gap wide is the lack of resources to easily develop an intuitive insight on topics such as AI at an early stage,” said Professor Suri. “The motivation behind BUDDHI kit is to help young school students learn the practical aspects of a complex topic like AI in a friendly and simple manner,” he added.
It can be used by young students, tinkerers, makers, innovators, hobbyists, teachers, educationists, artists, parents and professionals from any background. It is highly interactive and easy to use and can be used to quickly learn the basics of AI and build AI based solutions for real-world problems without any prior domain knowledge or training.
The kit was launched on January 27 by Professor V Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi in the presence of representatives from education/skills NGOs, industry, schools, teachers and students.