AI technology is going to be a “huge problem” in children’s lives, the boss of a nonprofit children’s rights organization told CNN. Jim Steyer told the network that AI will transform the education of children. Parents need to be familiar with AI platforms to manage their use in their children’s lives. Something is loading.
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The development of AI is so rapid that it will hit the next generation hard, warned Jim Steyer, CEO of Common Sense Media, a nonprofit research and advocacy organization focused on children and families.
“ChatGPT and AI are coming on the tracks like a freight train. This is going to be a huge problem in our children’s lives,” Steyer told CNN on May 10.
AI will transform the education of children because it will allow them to write essays and conduct research much faster than using current search engines, he told the outlet. Parents also need to familiarize themselves and familiarize themselves with ChatGPT and other AI platforms to be able to manage its use in their children’s lives, he said.
“Parents are really worried that kids might cheat with it, that they’ll become too dependent on it instead of doing the work themselves,” Steyer told CNN. “So we’re going to have to make sure that as these major new AI platforms like ChatGPT come into massive use, there are clear rules that schools know how they’re being used.”
Steyer’s comments came amid a wider debate over the impact of AI on all aspects of society, following the technology’s rapid adoption after OpenAI’s ChatGPT bot went viral. .
And Steyer isn’t the only executive concerned about the impact AI can have on children.
On Tuesday, Elon Musk also expressed uncertainty about the influence of AI on his children’s careers.
“How can we find meaning in life if AI could do your job better than you? I mean, if I think about it too much, it can just be disheartening and demotivating,” Musk told David Faber of CNBC in an interview.
The Tesla and SpaceX CEO said he would simply tell his children – he has nine known children – to “follow their hearts when it comes to what they find interesting to do or fulfilling to do, and to try to to be as useful as possible to the rest of society.”
Common Sense Media did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment sent outside of normal business hours.