Amazon to Introduce Advanced Coding and AI Modules for Education

CIOTech Outlook Team | Tuesday, 05 December 2023, 02:22 IST

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Amazon.in announced the expansion of its Amazon Future Engineer (AFE) programme on December 4th, with the introduction of advanced coding and artificial intelligence (AI) modules in 100 Karnataka Residential Educational Institutions Society (KREIS) schools. According to a statement, the company will also improve the digital infrastructure of 30 KREIS schools.

"This expansion will impact over 13,000 students in grades six to eight across 30 districts of Karnataka," the statement said.

According to the company, the expanded module will allow students to create complex computer applications that incorporate advanced programming concepts such as control conditions, variables, and functions.

"Additionally, through project-based learning, students will also be introduced to the basics of AI with a further understanding of its relevance, future possibilities, and impact on their lives and the world around them," according to the statement.

According to the announcement, this programme will supplement the current courses in coding, logical sequencing, learning loops, and block programming offered to KREIS schools through the Amazon Future Engineer programme.

The 20-hour module is designed to take into account students' current knowledge of computer science and coding. Students in grades six and seven will learn the fundamentals of block programming, while students in grades seven and eight will learn advanced programming and the fundamentals of artificial intelligence, according to the statement.

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