The easiest policy against negative impacts of Artificial Intelligence on children
It is much closer to children than most people think.
UNICEF is developing a children’s rights perspective in the rapidly-emerging sphere of artificial intelligence. One of the first products of this effort is a report about “Adolescent Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence”, built out of workshops conducted in 2020 with 245 adolescents in five countries. The full report includes:
- Adolescents’ views and aspirations on AI;
- Nature of their experiences with AI;
- Their opinions on the risks and opportunities of AI.
and this is the most obvious, yet most crucial, never-to-be-forgotten take-away:
Parents are crucial to mitigating risks:
- “Across all workshops, participants thought that parents… can play a crucial, informed role in mitigating the risks for their children”
- “Many felt that parents could help to empower children in their use of AI”
Talk about understatements…