Kids are surrounded by AI. They should know how it works

Updated: Sep 16, 2021

AI is when you make a computer like a little brain. You help it to learn by giving it a lot of words and pictures and numbers. If the computer hears you answer a lot of questions, later on it can quickly answer your questions. But it only knows what you show it and tell it, so it's not as smart as you are.

  1. Computer programs like Siri or Alexa use smart technology to recognize speech and to respond.

  2. Websites use artificial intelligence to improve the user experience. YouTube actively monitors its site for harmful content. In the first quarter of this year, 76% of the 8.3 million videos that were removed from YouTube were flagged by AI. That’s one smart website.

  3. Open your phone with face ID- One of the first things many people do each morning is to reach for their smartphones. And, when your device gets unlocked using biometrics such as with face ID, it's using artificial intelligence to enable that functionality. It lights up your face and places 30,000 invisible infrared dots on it and captures an image. It then uses machine learning algorithms to compare the scan of your face with what it has stored about your face to determine if the person trying to unlock the phone is you or not. Apple states the chance of fooling FaceID is one in a million.