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UNESCO urges governments to regulate generative AI in schools

September 7, 2023


As students all over the world return to school after the summer break, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on Thursday issued its first public guidance on generative artificial intelligence, urging government agencies to address the disruptions caused by the technology in schools.

The new guide advises governments to regulate the use of generative AI in education through policies that protect data privacy and establish limits for users under the age of 13. It also seeks protections for the rights of teachers and researchers, stressing the need for government-sanctioned AI curricula and administrative training for school education.

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