Co-developing ethical principles for the use of AI in education with Squirrel AI

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications increasingly impact society, widespread concern is developing about the ethical implications of such technologies and systems. China has emerged as a prominent player in the development of the ethics of AI, formally with the announcement of the Governance Principles for the New Generation Artificial Intelligence, as well as the Beijing AI Principles.

The particular context of education requires a renewed and specific engagement with ethical concerns related to the use of AI. This project establishes a collaboration between prominent Shanghai-based education company Squirrel AI and a team of international researchers, in order to co-develop principles for the ethical use of AI in education.

The project will combine desk-based research and ethnographic fieldwork to generate a range of data about Squirrel AI, its adaptive educational technology, and the teachers, students, and school administrators who use the technology where it is deployed in educational contexts.    

Research areas
Data Society
Research team

Dr Jeremy Knox, University of Edinburgh

Dr Li Yuan, Beijing Normal University

Dr Tore Hoel, Oslo Metropolitan University

Key contact
Dr Jeremy Knox

ESRC Impact Acceleration: £11,950