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Frontier Technology Labs (FTLs)

Why is it in the news?

  • FTLs, an advanced version of Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs), are established through collaboration between Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) under NITI Aayog and Meta.

More about the news

  • Equipped with cutting-edge infrastructure, FTLs provide students with resources to innovate using frontier technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Robotics, 3D Printing, and the Internet of Things.
  • FTLs are integral to Meta鈥檚 Education to Entrepreneurship program, initiated in September 2023. This initiative, part of Meta’s commitment, aims to connect students, youth, workers, and micro-entrepreneurs with advanced technologies, fostering digital skills at grassroots levels.
  • Meta will provide financial support for the establishment and operation of FTLs.
  • Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) serves as a knowledge partner for the FTL initiative.
About Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL)

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Initiated by Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog, ATLs are established in schools across India.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Designed to foster curiosity, creativity, and imagination, ATLs aim to instil skills such as design mindset, computational thinking, adaptive learning, and physical computing.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Its objective is to encourage curiosity and skills development in young minds, fostering qualities essential for innovation.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 AIM has successfully established 10,000 ATLs in schools across 722 districts in India.

Frontier Technologies

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Frontier technologies refer to potentially disruptive technologies that can address large-scale challenges, representing the intersection of radical forward-thinking and real-world implementation.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Examples include Artificial Intelligence, robotics, 3D printing, and the Internet of Things, among others.


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