Q7 AI Ethics & Privacy
Ethics and PRIVACY around AI are important
Ethics: A challenge of programming an algorithm and creating the database for an AI machine is focused on ethics. What might seem to be good for one person or society might not be good for another.
Privacy when using AI resources: This involves some federal laws and your age. COPPA is a law enacted in 2020 that protects the data of students under 13 even when using AI applications. What about the grades and records for students 13 and over? FERPA is a law passed in 1974 to protect student data privacy, and who can access the records. To know about FERPA you can access this FERPA Basics Introduction video (3:32).
Activity: Check with your teacher about the two activities on this page. You may be assigned to work with a partner or group to watch the video about Ethics and the activity below on the left, or another group to do the activity and watch the video about COPPA below on the right. In the sections below for Ethics and Privacy, there are worksheets to complete by you and your partner.
Keep in mind, you may have heard about AI and ChatGPT. Students 13 and over are permitted to use it, otherwise those under 13 need parental permission.
Video Title: Ethics & AI - Privacy & The Future of Work Direct Link (3:26)
Video Title: Features impacted by COPPA Direct Link (3:16)
ETHICS: What does ethics mean to you?
What may seem ethical to you might not feel right to another classmate. Watch the video and then use the What does Ethics mean to you? worksheet by yourself or with a partner to complete the questions on ethics and norms. You will need to make a copy for yourself or your teacher will create the copy.
PRIVACY AND COPPA for students under 13 years of age
In the U.S. children's data is protected by a law called COPPA. The video about COPPA is from YouTube and explains this law that went into effect in 2020.
1. You are going to work with a partner, small group, or full class and make a list on a large sheet of paper, on a display, or use a whiteboard-type app (Google Jamboard, ...) that can be shared.
2. Use this Privacy & Coppa Worksheet to make a list of the different apps and devices that you are using that are collecting information about you.
Competencies & Standards
MITECS Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students
1. Empowered Learner
d. Understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies, are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies
Websites and Documents
- 4 Ways That AI Can Help Students
- 6 Ways We Use AI Every Day Infographic
- Project-Based AI Courses for K-12 students developed by Stanford and MIT Graduates
- Quick, Draw!
- Stable Diffusion
- Teachable Machine
Videos from Outside Sources
- Draw, Sketch, Write. - Creating Student Projects with AutoDraw! YouTube (3:10 mins.)
- Ethics & AI - Privacy & The Future of Work, Direct Link (3:26 mins.)
- Features Impacted by COPPA YouTube (3:16 mins.)
- FERPA Basics Introduction YouTube (3:32 mins.)
- How AI is Making the World a Better Place YouTube (1:35 mins.)
- What is AI? YouTube (3:05 mins.)
- What is Artificial Intelligence? YouTube (5:08 mins.)
21t4s Documents & Quizzes
- How Do We Use AI?
- Privacy and COPPA Worksheet
- Vocabulary Quizlet
- What does Ethics Mean to You? Worksheet