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New Report on AI, Education and Children

Published: June 20, 2023

Participants at the AI for Humanity and Society 2023 workshops. Photo: Charlotte Carlberg

How artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform how children express and understand emotions, opportunities and challenges will generative AI in education, and the influence of children’s perspectives in the design of AI systems are topics discussed in the new WASP-HS report “AI, Education and Children”.

AI is poised to revolutionize how children express and comprehend emotions, presenting both opportunities and challenges in the field of education. The new report “AI, Education and Children,” published by the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society (WASP-HS), sheds light on the transformative potential of AI in this domain.

“While AI offers the potential to enhance learning experiences and facilitate teaching practices, its use also raises concerns about privacy, data protection, fairness, and the need for children’s active participation in the design process” says Virginia Dignum, Professor of Responsible AI and Director of WASP-HS.

Collected Insights from Expert Discussions

The report is based on the discussions that transpired during the anticipated WASP-HS event on April 19, 2023, with the same title AI, Education and Children. Led by distinguished researchers and experts closely associated with the WASP-HS program, these discussions provided valuable perspectives on the intersection of AI, education, and children. The report authors, renowned in their respective domains within the business sector, contribute their expertise to offer invaluable insights into this significant subject matter. The authors of this report, representing a diverse range of backgrounds and expertise, are as follows:

Karin Danielsson, Associate Professor, Department of Informatics, Umeå University

Virginia Dignum, Department of Computing Science, Umeå University

Tiina Leino Lindell, Postdoc, Department Applied Information Technology, Gothenburg University

Sara Lejon, Project Lead Gaming at Save the Children´s Innovation Hub

Johan Lundin, Professor of Informatics, Department of Applied Information Technology, Gothenburg University

Cormac McGrath, Senior Lecturer, Department of Education, Stockholm University

Eva Mårell-Olsson, Associate professor, Department of Education, Umeå University

Ekaterina Pashevich, PhD

Marisa Ponti, Associate Professor of Informatics, Department Applied Information Technology,
Gothenburg University

Teemu Roos, Professor, University of Helsinki, Leader of the AI Education Program at the Finnish
Center for AI

Katarina Sperling, PhD student, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Linköping University

Linnéa Stenliden, Associate Professor, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Linköping University

Satish Strömberg, Lecturer at Humlab, Umeå University

Available to All

The AI, Education and Children report is freely accessible to all, allowing educators, policymakers, and stakeholders to gain valuable insights into the impact of AI on children’s education and contribute to the responsible implementation of AI systems in the educational sphere.

Download the report AI, Education and Children.