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In a new resource, CoSN notes AI’s promise, but cautions that FERPA, COPPA and state-level requirements must be considered in advance.
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is making its way into classrooms through a wide range of products and services, bringing with it both great promise and much concern over what it means for students, teachers and administrators alike.
The topic was center stage at the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) annual conference earlier this year, and the association has now released a new report for its members that outlines the kinds of privacy issues that AI may raise.
For instance, many AI applications record voices and may store them on the technology provider’s server. Audio recordings that include a child’s voice are defined as personal information under COPPA, though there is a narrowly defined exception. School districts’ legal counsels can provide guidance on the application of federal and state laws and regulations regarding student data privacy, and CoSN suggests consulting them before introducing any AI software into classrooms.
The K-12 association provided a checklist of 10 questions to ask before bringing AI technologies into classrooms, including: