How Should We Approach the Ethical Considerations of AI in K-12 Education?


Tools like Turnitin that check for plagiarism, intelligent tutoring softwares like Khan Academy or iReady that automate or personalize instruction, and chatbots like Alexa that answer student questions are all vulnerable to algorithmic biases in development and inequitable outcomes in implementation.

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That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm). Students would be required to pay.