Youth and Artificial Intelligence

Alexa Hasse, Sandra Cortesi, Andres Lombana-Bermudez, Urs Gasser, Berkman Klein, Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

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Youth and Artificial Intelligence: Where We Stand, by members of the Youth and Media team at the Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, highlights some of the team’s initial learnings and exploratory questions around the ways young people (ages 12-18) may interact with and be impacted by AI technologies. In the context of AI and youth, the paper takes stock of what we know — and what we don’t know — across domains such as education, health and well-being, the future of work, privacy and safety, and creativity and entertainment.

The YaM team at the Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University hopes that the short paper may inform different stakeholders — including policymakers, educators, and parents and caregivers — to ask the right questions and encourage all of us to further discuss how young people can be empowered to meaningfully engage with AI-based technologies to promote and bolster learning, creative expression, and well-being, while also addressing key challenges and concerns.