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September 25, 2022

UNESCO launches 2022 State of the Education Report for India: Artificial Intelligence in Education

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New Delhi, September 24, 2022: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched today its 2022 State of the Education Report (SOER) for India: “Artificial Intelligence in Education - Here, There and Everywhere.”

This publication is the annual flagship report of the UNESCO New Delhi Office, prepared after extensive research.

This fourth edition of the State of Education Report introduces Artificial Intelligence (AI) to demystify a subject that has endured various misconceptions. It is supplemented by an overview of challenges and opportunities in the Indian education sector that Artificial Intelligence can address.

“Today, improving the quality of education and students’ learning outcomes are the utmost priorities of all countries. India has made significant strides in its education system, and strong indicators point to the country’s notable efforts to enhance learning outcomes, including by using Artificial Intelligence-powered education technology,” said Eric Falt, Director, UNESCO New Delhi.

“The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology is pleased to note that UNESCO has dedicated the theme of its 2022 ‘State of the Education Report for India’ to Artificial Intelligence in Education. We believe this report is timely, as it can contribute towards transforming India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy and make Digital India a reality,” Dr. Rajendra Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, remarked.

Some reports predict that the AI market in India will reach US$7.8 billion by 2025 at the rate of 20.2 percent compound annual growth. To align India’s curriculum to the 21st century and to prepare the students for the AI economy, India’s National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 lays profound emphasis on the need to impart the necessary technical knowledge at all levels of education. In addition, it emphasizes the integration of AI in Education to promote quality and skill-based education.

With this Report, UNESCO offers a glimpse of the varied dimensions and suggestions for future uses of Artificial Intelligence. “We hope this publication will serve as a helpful reference tool for enhancing and influencing programs and policies related to technology and, in particular, Artificial Intelligence,” Unesco India said.

In line with the national vision of Digital India, the report concludes with ten action-oriented recommendations that will catalyze India’s transformational journey through technical education and advanced tech-driven solutions in the educational processes.

The Artificial Intelligence and the Futures of Learning project build on the Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence adopted at the 41st session of the UNESCO General Conference.

UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences, and Culture. UNESCO’s programs contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.

In this spirit, UNESCO develops educational tools to help people live as global citizens free of hate and intolerance. By promoting cultural heritage and all cultures’ equal dignity, UNESCO strengthens nations’ bonds. Furthermore, UNESCO helps countries adopt international standards and manages programs that foster the free flow of ideas and knowledge sharing.

Source: UNESCO, New Delhi


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