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PM Modi Urges Global Collaboration to Harness AI and Technology in Education

During the G20 education ministers’ meeting in Pune, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in education while acknowledging the associated challenges. In a recorded message, PM Modi urged G20 nations to collaborate and harness technology for the advancement of global education. The meeting served as a platform for accepting outcome documents that outline a roadmap for inclusive and high-quality education worldwide.

The education working group, which met in Chennai, Amritsar, Bhubaneshwar, and Pune, focused on addressing global challenges through inclusive solutions and collective actions. Their key priorities included foundational literacy and numeracy, tech-enabled learning that promotes inclusivity and quality, capacity building for future job requirements, and fostering research and innovation through collaboration and partnerships.

PM Modi highlighted digital technology as an “equalizer” that promotes inclusivity and expands access to education, emphasizing its role in adapting to future needs. He discussed the importance of integrating technology into learning to enhance the e-learning experience. PM Modi praised the Study Webs of Active-learning for Young Aspiring Minds (SWAYAM), an e-learning portal offering remote access to courses from esteemed institutions. SWAYAM has achieved significant enrollment numbers, providing a wide range of courses from the 9th grade to postgraduate level.

Additionally, PM Modi proposed that G20 countries undertake international skill mapping to identify and address gaps. He stressed the need for continuous skill development, re-skilling, and up-skilling of youth to prepare them for the future and align their competencies with evolving work profiles and practices. India is already engaged in skill mapping, and PM Modi encouraged other G20 nations to follow suit.

The G20 education ministers’ meeting focused on collaborative efforts to tackle global education challenges and leverage technology, including AI, for the betterment of education worldwide.

 

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