Safely Introducing Kids to AI Tools

AI is the next game-changer and it is time to introduce our kids to AI tools.

Hello and welcome to Gravitas WINS Radio. I’m your host Joseph Jude. This episode is a continuation of the theme, “AI Economy”. I would appreciate if you listen to earlier episodes in this series.

Archimedes said, “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I will move the world.”

Technology and tools have been such levers by which business leaders have moved the world.

In the 90s, computers revolutionized the way we worked and fueled economic growth. The power of computing brought efficiency and productivity to our lives.

In the early 2000s, the internet connected the world and opened up vast opportunities for communication, information sharing, and e-commerce. It transformed industries and even created new industries. It continues to shape how we shop, learn, and even spend our free time.

Fast forward to the last decade, social media became the lever that connected people like never before, enabling personal networking and business growth. Even now, many small business owners go to LinkedIn to find new leads for their businesses. Likewise Twitter has created many millionaire soloprenuers.

As artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming more democratized, AI tools are set to be the next game-changer. In this episode, I want to talk about how to safely expose our kids to AI tools so they can learn to use this lever effectively.

All of these thoughts are originating from my experience of homschooling my two boys.

1. Let them be drivers first, mechanics later

Much like learning to drive, let them first learn to use AI tools. Don’t bother them at this stage with all complex topics like machine learning models. Let them use tools like to transcribe their notes into readable text. Or let them use chatgpt to generate ideas for an essay and so on.

2. Help them understand the Inner Workings of AI

Once they are comfortable with using AI tools, let them learn the basic concepts behind AI systems like algorithms, supervised learning, and machine learning models. This will help them to grasp the foundations of AI and its potential. They can then decide if they want to build AI tools themselves.

3. Talk to them about ethics

As they learn about AI and using it, talk to them about ethical use of AI tools. Talk about racial and other forms of biases and how AI algorithms perpetuate them. Help them understand online security and how frauds roam around the AI landscape. Cultivate a habit to think critically so they can become intentional users of AI. Let the next generation be good citizens of the AI world.

As a homeschooling parent, this is how I’m teaching my kids about AI. They are creating their blog posts via AI tools; they use midjourney to create images; and they use chatgpt to learn about World Wars.

As I believe AI is the next lever, I’m preparing my kids to use that lever for their advantage. I hope they can improve the world for them and move it forward in a positive direction.

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