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Civic Education in the AI Age

March 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

EST  | Virtual

Since the introduction of ChatGPT to the public in late 2022, there has been no shortage of commentary about how artificial intelligence (AI) technologies will change all aspects of society, from scientific discovery to employment to education and beyond. The impact of AI on civic education has received considerably less attention. How if at all will AI change civic education? Should it?

This event will aim to demystify these questions, building on the work of the CivXNow Coalition Working Group on AI which convened regularly in fall 2023. Featuring thought leaders in both civic education and AI, the panel will examine how the civic education field can leverage the power of AI tools to improve civic education outcomes. It will also consider how AI creates a sharper need for civic education to help students adapt to risks associated with AI. These include, for example, the growth of synthetic media used to undermine trust in democratic institutions and the online information environment.

Panelists representing a range of perspectives will offer recommendations for educators, researchers, and policymakers. The goal is to use this event to pave the way for further engagement on this topic within the civic education community and with policymakers.

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