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Our research showed that by creating a learning ecology that centered the cultures and experiences of its learners while leveraging familiar tools for critical analysis, youth, particularly those contending with multiple systems of domination, deepened their understanding of AI. Our study also showed that providing opportunities for youth to produce ethics-centered interactive stories interrogating invisibilized AI functionalities, and to release those stories to the public, empowered them to creatively express their understandings and apprehensions about AI.

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Over the past two decades, innovations powered by artificial intelligence (AI) have extended into nearly all facets of human experience. Our ethnographic research suggests that while young people sense they can’t “trust” AI, many are not sure how it works or how much control they have over its growing role in their lives.

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This page is a summary of: In the Black Mirror: Youth Investigations Into Artificial Intelligence, ACM Transactions on Computing Education, April 2022, ACM (Association for Computing Machinery),
DOI: 10.1145/3484495.
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