The University of Edinburgh Takes the Lead in Responsible AI Integration within Secondary Education

‘Towards Embedding Responsible AI in the School System: Co-Creation with Young People’

The University of Edinburgh has received Arts and Humanities Research Council funding for the project ‘Towards Embedding Responsible AI in the School System: Co-Creation with Young People’ as part of their Bridging Responsible AI Divides (BRAID) programme.

The project will investigate what generative AI could look like in secondary education, working with young people as stakeholders whose right to be consulted and engaged on this issue is a key tenet of responsible AI.

‘Towards Embedding Responsible AI in the School System: Co-Creation with Young People’ is one of ten scoping projects that will help to define responsible AI across education, policing and the creative industries.

Professor Christopher Smith, Executive Chair of the Arts and Humanities Research Council and UKRI International Champion said: 

“The impact of AI can already be felt in many areas of our lives.  It will transform our jobs and livelihoods, and impact on areas as diverse as education, policing and the creative industries, and much more besides.  UKRI’s research will be at the heart of understanding this new world.

“The research which AHRC announced today will provide lasting contributions to the definition and practice of responsible AI, informing the practice and tools that are crucial to ensure this transformative technology provides benefits for all of society.

“The new bilateral EPSRC partnership programme between the UK and US, also announced today, highlights the vital role of international collaboration in all areas of research and innovation, not least AI. It ensures we share expertise and learn from each other to develop ways to harness the extraordinary potential of AI safely and fairly for citizens around the world.

“These projects are vital and timely interventions from across the research ecosystem to support responsible, safe and beneficial uses of the transformative power of AI.”

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