With the use of AI, the world is changing drastically, and this is affecting children as well as their parents. Various forms of AI technology interactions take place with children, for example, toys, video games, chatbots, learning software’s, and voice assistants. Recommendations are being made to children due to algorithms and it suggests what to watch, who to follow, what to read, and music to listen to.
As children are growing up with the use and interaction with AI- enabled devices, one should be highly aware of the effects on their rights and mental wellbeing. This is especially troubling because children are less able to completely comprehend the implications of AI technology and frequently lack the opportunities to express their ideas, as well as the right advocates to support them. Children frequently lack the resources to respond to instances of bias or to correct any errors in their data.
Build Confidence and Understanding
AI systems affect how we are interacting with one another since we use it on a daily basis. When something goes wrong with these systems, it might be difficult to figure out what went wrong and how to correct it. With the rising application of AI in our daily lives, these systems will have a big impact on the future generation. It is critical that those children grow up to be confident and capable users of technology.
The use of math in AI is complex- this is how can we allow the younger generation to use AI without them being bombarded by it.
To begin with the caregiver of the child should explain to them how AI works. The second step is to give them an understanding of decisions that can be made while using AI. There are various ways that one could explain to children how to use AI. The first step is to make it relatable to them when introducing the idea of AI. The use of short videos and interactive websites would be of great help. Incorporating interactive elements such as building games would also allow the child to get a tangible sense of what AI is.
Little thought is given to how AI systems may impact children and their rights. This is especially troubling because children are less able to completely comprehend the implications of AI technology and frequently lack the opportunities to express their ideas, as well as the right advocates to support them. Children frequently lack the resources to respond to instances of bias or to correct any errors in their data.
AI national strategies and ethical guidelines are…
Experts from around the globe worked hand in hand with UNICEF to attain a worldwide view on AI systems and children. Ethical guidelines along with national AI strategies skim through the specific needs and guidelines of children’s use of AI.
Children are frequently mentioned in country policies in the context of educating them to work in an AI-centric economy. However, as children use or are influenced by AI systems in everyday scenarios, there is a growing lack of focus on the opportunities and threats that AI systems have for children.
Without a doubt, artificial intelligence will revolutionize the way children engage with their surroundings, including their learning, play, and development in the environments. It is, however, our obligation to guarantee that this transition is a force for good.
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