The Unesco asked this Thursday that governments swiftly regulate the use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) in schools to ensure their ethical and human-centered use in education and research.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) today released global guidelines on the use of generative AI in which it proposes to set in 13 years the minimum age for students to use these tools in the classrooms.
He also insists that teachers have adequate training in this matteras well as in the setting of global, regional or national standards for data protection and privacy.
Warns that the use of generative AI is worsening digital data gaps and that “current ChatGPT models are trained on online user data that reflects the dominant social norms and values of the global North.”
UNESCO already warned last June that the use of generative AI in schools is spreading too quickly and with a “worrisome lack of scrutiny, controls or regulations”.
Generative AI can create text, images, videos, music, and computer programming codes, so they have profound implications for education and research.
But a recent global survey conducted by Unesco in more than 450 schools and universities showed that less than 10 percent had rules about the use of these toolsmainly due to the lack of national regulations.
“Generative AI can be a tremendous opportunity for human development, but it can also cause harm and harm”, stressed in a statement the director general of Unesco, Audrey Azoulay.
For this reason, he insisted that this tool “cannot be integrated into education without public commitment and without the necessary safeguards and regulations by governments.
(With information from EFE)