UNESCO launches 2020 State of the Education Report for India: Vocational Education First.
Director-General calls on authorities to shed light on killing of journalist Parag Bhuyan in India
UNESCO urges people to ‘Listen to Her’
As part of the UN Systems activities during the 16 Days of Activism against GenderBased Violence from 25 November to 10 December UNESCO New Delhi is relaunching Listen to Her a short film by filmmaker and actor Nandita Das
17 Indian girls to be honoured for their achievements in AI
Earlier this year UNESCO partnered with Technovation a nonprofit tech education organization to launch the Technovation Idea Lab a free fiveweek online programme that taught female students aged 1018 yrs important computer programming skills in artificial intelligence AI development In the course of the programme more than three thousand girls from Brazil India Kenya Mexico Nigeria and Pakistan took part and more than 250 ended up submitting a final project Of these students who completed the project seventeen were from India For their hard work and efforts they were selected to receive a small prize from UNESCO The aim of the project was simple over the five weeks the students had to learn the essentials on how AI systems already work in the world and then identify a problem in their respective social environment and propose a way they could use an AI system to address it Successful students were expected to create a prototype of their proposed solution through a short video a drawing and some basic machine learning code that could be applied to the problem One student from Uttar Pradesh imagined an AI system that would use data from sensors and the nearby plant life to quickly detect whether water from a particular source is clean for drinking Another student from Tamil Nadu proposed using AI to bring speed and objectivity to judicial proceedings by aiding judges Yet another student from Bangalore noting how many of her peers are struggling with mental health issues used her project to imagine an AIbased app that could help teenagers recognize the anxiety they might be dealing with and provide some encouragement and mindfulness techniques