FTL Facilities to Be Established By AIM, NITI Aayog and Meta

  • Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog, and Meta are partnering to establish Frontier Technology Labs (FTLs) in schools across India. 
  • FTLs aim to democratize access to future technologies and empower youth to innovate. 
  • AIM has established 10,000 Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs) in schools across 722 districts. 
  • The FTLs are equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure to empower students to innovate using technologies like AI, AR & VR, Blockchain, Cyber Security, Robotics, 3D Printing, and Internet of Things
  • The FTLs will be funded by Meta and Atal Innovation Mission will be the knowledge partner. 
  • Students will be trained on using AI tools, understanding generative AI & prompt engineering, exploring scientific concepts interactively using AR & VR, and dealing with new-age cyber security threats. 
  • The FTLs are part of Meta’s Education to Entrepreneurship initiative, launched in September 2023, to connect students, youth, workforce, and micro-entrepreneurs with futuristic technologies.

 

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