๐Ÿ“‘ Artificial intelligence in Schools: An Ethical Storm is Brewing

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Erica Southgate discusses a newย reportย andย project produced for the Australian Government Department of Education to support the analysis of artificial intelligence in education. It touches on some of the concerns around AI, including:

  • Bias
  • Black box nature
  • Digital human rights issues
  • Deep fakes
  • The potential for a lack of independent advice for educational leaders

 

5 responses on “๐Ÿ“‘ Artificial intelligence in Schools: An Ethical Storm is Brewing”

  1. Continuing the conversation about forgetting and ethics, Antony Funnell speaks with Kate Eichhorn and Kate Mannell about digital forgetting.
    Eichhorn, the author of The End of Forgetting, discusses the long and complicated history that children have and challenges associated with identity. She explains that our ability to control what is forgotten has been diminished in the age of social media. Although new solutions may allow us to connect, this also creates its own problems and consequences, such as the calcification of polarised politics. Eichhorn would like to say things are going to change, but she argues that there is little incentive for big tech. Although young people are becoming more cynical, there maybe resistance, but little hope for a return to an equitable utopian web.
    Kate Mannell explores the idea of forcing a sense of ethics through the form of a hypocratic oath. Some of the problems with this is that there are many versions of the oath, it does not resolve the systemic problems and it is hard to have an oath of no harm when it is not even clear what harms are actually at play. In the end, it risks being a soft form of self regulation.
    I found Eichhornโ€™s comments about resistance interesting when thinking about my engagement with the IndieWeb and Domain of Oneโ€™s Own. I guess sometimes all we have is hope. While Mannellโ€™s point about no harm when it is not even clear what harm is at play reminds me about Zeynep Tufekciโ€™s discussion of shadow profiles, complications of inherited datasets and the challenges of the next machine age. In regards to education, the issue is in regards to artificial intelligence and facial recognition.

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