• Common Sense Media releases AI ratings, highlighting safety issues in popular tools like Snapchat's My AI and DALL-E.
  • Products like DALL-E face lower ratings due to biases, inappropriate responses, and privacy concerns.
  • Educational AI, exemplified by Ello's reading tutor and Khanmingo, receives positive reviews for responsible practices.

Common Sense Media, a family advocacy group, has released AI product ratings, raising concerns about the safety of popular tools like Snapchat's My AI, DALL-E, and Stable Diffusion for kids. 

The nonprofit's "nutrition labels" assess AI across dimensions such as trust, safety, privacy, and accountability, with generative AI products receiving lower ratings due to biases, inappropriate responses, and privacy concerns.

Generative AI: Fidelity versus Ethical Dilemmas

AI models like Emu Video and DALL-E exhibit impressive fidelity but often introduce biases, reinforce stereotypes, and pose privacy risks. While concerns about misinformation and cultural biases persist, companies like Snap defend their products as optional, highlighting AI's evolving role in creative industries.

Educational AI emerges as a responsible option

Amid concerns, AI products designed for education, including Ello's reading tutor and Khanmingo, received positive reviews for responsible AI practices. The emphasis on fairness, diverse representation, and transparency sets educational AI apart, showcasing a potential path for responsible AI development.

Common Sense Media calls for regulation

Common Sense Media asserts the need for AI "nutrition labels" to inform parents, educators, and regulators. The nonprofit aims to guide the public on responsible AI use and advocate for government intervention to protect children's privacy and well-being.

As Common Sense Media unveils AI ratings, the debate over AI's impact on children's safety and ethical considerations intensifies, prompting a call for industry-wide standards and regulatory measures.

Edited by Shruti Thapa