AI in Public Education: Humble Beginnings and Revolutionary Potential
Artificial intelligence (AI) is discussed quite often in the context of workplace automation, self-driving cars, or lethal autonomous weapons. Less frequent in discussions of artificial intelligence—both in how AI systems are presently in use, and how they may be deployed in the future—is mention of AI’s impact in the civilian public sphere. This is particularly true with respect to how AI is impacting, and will impact, public education systems around the world. In this chapter, we examine current uses of AI in public education in the United States, China, and India. We discuss government plans to expand those uses in the future. The Indian government is ahead of those in both China and the United States in articulating a vision for how AI can be used to reshape public education for the better. And we finally analyze these uses in the context of such considerations as school demographics, fairness, civil liberties and differing cultural views of privacy, and broader AI surveillance.
- International Political Economy Series
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