Published: 07th August 2019
Kochi students to be trained in artificial intelligence, robotics and virtual reality
The two-day residential state camp for the Little KITEs members of state schools would be held at Startup Mission at Kalamassery in Kochi on August 8 and 9
A total of 231 select school students from across the state will be given training in advanced areas such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, robotics, 3D character designing and animation at a two day state camp to be organised by Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) in Kochi from Thursday.
The two-day residential state camp for the Little KITEs members of state schools would be held at Startup Mission at Kalamassery in Kochi on August 8 and 9. The district wise camps for the 1,143 Little KITEs members held in the last academic year featured the champions who excelled in the sub-district wise camps with 13,440 participants.
The state camp is being organised by KITE in association with Kerala Startup Mission. General Education Minister C Raveendranath will inaugurate the camp on August 8 at 10 AM. Muralee Thummarukudy, Chief of Disaster Risk Reduction in the UN Environment Programme would deliver the key note address. Other dignitaries would include General Education Secretary A Shajahan, Director of General Education K Jeevan Babu, Vice Chairman & Executive Director of KITE K Anvar Sadath, Startup Mission CEO Saji Gopinath and Head of the Department of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Kerala Achuth Sankar S Nair.
The state camp would include specific training for students in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Robotics, 3D Character Designing, Animation Pre-production, post production and drawing. An exhibition of electronic and robotic projects and 3D Animations created by students would also be organised as part of the camp.
In addition to Startup Mission, companies like Asimov Robotics and Robo Inventions would take sessions on AI, VI, AR and Robotics, which would be the first of its kind experience for the students. There would be classes on 3D Character designing, production and drawing skills by K Madhu CEO of Hibiscus Digital Media and cartoonist E Suresh.
Largest ICT network
A total of 2,060 Little KITEs units have been established in the state schools as part of the hi-tech school project implemented by virtue of Public Education Rejuvenation Mission of the state government. Little KITEs with over 1.15 Lakh members is the largest ICT network of students in the Country. The concept of Little KITEs in Hi-Tech school project is envisaged as a step to ensure the participation of students in the ICT activities in schools.
Under Little KITEs programme, advanced training is being provided to students in diverse areas such as hardware, animation, electronics, Malayalam computing, cyber safety, mobile app development, programming, robotics, e-commerce, e-governance and video documentation. State awards are also provided to Little KITEs units to promote excellent contributions.