Hacking Smart Toys Week 9

Read and comment on a paper:

I chose to read the paper titled, Inclusive AI literacy for kids around the world, by Druga et al. The paper discussed the different interactions children of various socioeconomic statuses (SES) had with AI toys. While children in lower SES areas had limited experience with programming and AI technologies, they were better at collaboration. Children in a higher SES area had more experience with programming and AI technologies, but they had a harder time collaborating and sharing. Children in Europe were more skeptical when it came to assessing the AI toys’ intelligence and truthfulness, while children in the US were more trusting of the AI toys. This may have been due to the lack of exposure that children in Europe at the voice technologies. Overall this paper was interesting because of the contrasting views that children from different parts of the world had and their understanding about AI toys.