The complex integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into children’s everyday lives from virtual assistants in schools, smart toys at home, to predictive models for city planning, entails new policy and behavioral challenges relating to the implementation of child-centred AI in practice.
AI Sweden, Lund University, aiRikr Innovation and Mobile Heights joined forces with relevant municipalities to evaluate UNICEF’s Policy Guidance on AI for Children in relation to AI-related projects in three Swedish cities: Helsingborg, Lund and Malmö.
The results of this evaluation shaped a pre-study to define the foundations for a supportive national framework in Sweden to provide public and private sector actors with the capacity, expertise and opportunity to promote and develop child-centred AI.
This work has now been published as a case study forming part of UNICEF’s Artificial Intelligence for Children project, which aims to better understand how AI-powered technologies can protect, provide for and empower children.
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