UNESCO has issued the world’s first guidelines for generative AI education, calling on countries to formulate relevant regulations and carry out teacher training
UNESCO today published Guidelines for the Use of Generative AI in Education and Research. This is the world's first generative AI-related guidance document, which aims to promote the better integration of generative AI into education.
According to reports, the first few sections of the Guide explain generative AI and how it works, and then elaborate on the controversy surrounding generative AI and its impact on education, with special mention of how it will exacerbate the digital divide . The Guide will help policy makers and teachers best realize the potential of generative AI in the primary interest of their learners.
The Guide also lists several key steps that governments should take, including conducting relevant teacher training and limiting the age for using AI tools in the classroom to 13 years old .
In June this year, UNESCO warned that the pace of use of generative AI by students and staff in schools was too fast and faced a worrying lack of public oversight or regulation .
A recent global survey of more than 450 schools and universities conducted by the organization showed that less than 10% of schools and universities have established institutional policies and formal guidance on the use of generative AI .
Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, pointed out, "Generative AI can be a huge opportunity for human development, but it can also cause harm and bias. Without public participation, necessary policy guarantees and supervision, it cannot be integrated into education."
The link below to the "Guidelines for Using Generative AI in Education and Research" is as follows: