European Ethical Guideline for the use of AI in Education

The debate over AI and ethics continues. Yet, all too often it is very abstract and fails to connect with practice. Recently the EU has published a set of ethical guidelines for educators on the use of AI and data in education.

They say:

The guidelines are intended for primary and secondary teachers and can be used by educators with little or no experience with digital education.

They clarify popular and widespread misconceptions about artificial intelligence (AI) that might confuse people and cause anxiety over its use, especially in education.

Ethical considerations and requirements underpinning the guidelines are addressed and practical advice is offered to educators and school leaders on how to integrate the effective use of AI and data into school education.

Finally, the guidelines discuss emerging competences for the ethical use of AI and data among teachers and educators, suggesting ways of raising awareness and engaging with the community.

The guidelines can be downloaded in Bulgarian, English, German and French from the Publications Office of the European Union.