OpenAI will open a section for children in its online shop for AI chatbots based on ChatGPT. By collaborating with Common Sense Media, an organization that evaluates media for its suitability for younger audiences, OpenAI will focus its efforts on minimizing the risks associated with the use of AI by younger generations.
The companies’ joint plans include developing guidelines and educational materials aimed at young people, their parents and teachers. An important aspect is the curation of a collection of family versions of GPT in the OpenAI online store based on reviews from Common Sense Media, which will greatly simplify the selection of suitable products for children’s audiences.
“Together, Common Sense Media and OpenAI will work to ensure AI has a positive impact on all teens and families. Our guides and materials focus on educating families and educators about the safe and responsible use of ChatGPT so that together we can all avoid unwanted consequences of this new technology“said James Steyer, founder and CEO of Common Sense Media.
The initiative was announced during the Common Sense Media Summit on Children and Families. During the event, Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, expressed confidence in the positive impact of AI on children’s learning and the importance of integrating such technologies into the educational process.
“Humans are tool users, and we do a better job of teaching them how to use the tools that come into the world. It would be a mistake not to train people to use them.“, he said. Altman also emphasized that in the future, thanks to AI, high school students will be able to excel ahead of their predecessors in areas that require abstract thinking.