Governance and Regulation
AI in the classroom: models of participation for the school community
Objective: To discuss the employment of technologies that use artificial intelligence for educational purposes and to propose a participatory model for auditing AI which involves the entire school community, especially students, their families and educators.
Status: Em Andamento
Supporter(s): Notre Dame-IBM Technology Ethics Lab
The covid-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of technologies in education. Even after the return to face-to-face classrooms it has become increasingly common for education secretariats and schools to hire platforms, softwares and other devices, whether for school management or to directly support learning processes.
Many of these technologies use artificial intelligence (AI). But little is known about the effects of these technologies on educational processes and on those who are the most vulnerable subjects to their risks: students – and especially children and adolescents, who are in their developmental phase. Compounded to this is the fact that the regulation of artificial intelligence in Brazil is still in its early stages.
Considering this scenario, the “AI in the classroom: models of participation for the school community” project proposes the creation of a participatory artificial intelligence audit model for education technologies which involves those directly affected by it: students, their families and educators.
Our conception is that artificial intelligence audits are accountability tools for society regarding the use of these technologies. The model will be built from theoretical and empirical research carried out in Brazilian schools.