“Education is the most powerful weapon with which you can choose to change the world. “-Nelson Mandela. However, presently, the access to this weapon is a luxury for many. Approximately, 150 Mn children in India are not able afford and access quality education. The impact? 33% of our children in India are not able to dream. The only solution to do away with this magnanimous problem is to make education affordable and accessible to all. With this vision in mind, MylanguageMylearning , a new age AI powered edtech startup has partnered with Literacy India , a pan India NGO working for the marginalized communities, to bring new age and futuristic technology based education to children across 6 schools in India.
MyLanguageMyLearning or ML2 is India’s first ever zero touch edtech platform driven by AI that teaches a student as per his understanding level and in a language he/she wants to. It gives impetus to learning in native languages that increases creativity, and critical thinking skills in students. The platform creates and modifies the content in real time as per student’s cognizance, thus keeping a child engaged. Its mission to make education affordable to the marginalized communities of India and beyond congruences with the vision of Literacy India whose aim is to make the people from these communities self-sufficient. Literacy India is focused on bringing about a qualitative change by providing holistic education and making sure it reaches one and all. It has pioneered a new model of education which combines typical classroom sessions with environmental learning, nurturing untapped talent and allows it to realize its full potential. Through its projects, Literacy India constantly strive to create an encouraging and empowering environment where underprivileged children, women and youth are provided opportunities to build their personality and hone skills.
With this common vision in mind, Literacy India and MyLangaugeMyLearning embarked on a successful collaboration to teach and train 60 kids from 6 government schools across India in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, designed by ML2 for kids in hindi . The partnership started on the eve of National Education day with the flagship event “A for A.I” which introduces kids to the aspects of A.I. The event was hosted online and attended by 100+ kids across various schools.This is part of Literacy India’s Dell Technologies ‘ supported future skill program. The event started with a virtual address from founder and trustee of Literacy India Captain Indrani Singh, who encouraged the children to grab each and every opportunity they get for such futuristic courses. Captain Singh has been an airline pilot for over 30 years. She firmly believes that education is the fundamental right of every child and founded Literacy India in 1996 based on the four guiding principles – Education, Empowerment, Employability and Environment. Capt. Singh is a recipient of the International Congress for Women’s Godfrey Philip Special Award for Bravery in Social Cause and the Women Achievers Award (2009). She was the first woman in Asia to fly Airbus 320 and the world’s first woman commander on wide bodied Airbus 300.
The event then kickstarted with a mini interactive session on the childrens’ interest and aspiration , and ML2 team provided them with live use cases on how AI was being leveraged for the same. A little video introducing the concepts of AI followed this , which increased the excitement amongst the children. The children even played a live AI driven opera and met with FRIDAY, ML2’s AI driven cognitive bot that teaches the students in a never seen before way. The hour also saw a live session from Mr Satya Prakash , Project Director with Literacy India who emphasized how having the knowledge of AI and ML is critical for a brighter future. The event ended with a cheerful note from all the little audiences, selected few amongst who will pursue the AIML course in Hindi with MyLanguageMyLearning in the upcoming months. The course is designed to enable the students with hands on experience in mathematics, statistics, python, and concepts of AIML along with real life projects in the same domain. The course will be taught by the teachers of ML2 who have experience in autonomous vehicle industry and have worked with companies like Audi, BMW, Facebook, Vodafone, etc.
ML2 will also like to thank their media partner, Cursor Technology ,who played a key role in planning and executing the event along with a 10 day social media campaign on how AI is critical and needed for future and ended with a broad smile and twinkle in the eyes of the young learners that showed its time to change from “A for Apple” to “A for A.I.”
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