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S2Ep5: Is there a Role for Artificial Intelligence in Early Childhood Education?

Season 2, Ep. 5

In this episode we discuss the possibilities and pitfalls for using artificial intelligence (AI) as a tool in early childhood education and care. We think about how AI could potentially save us precious time on planning and documentation, the possibility of using facial recognition for parent or child access to the building or calculating our attendance and fees as well as utilising AI for developing our knowledge to facilitate emergent interests. We also acknowledge the risks and issues that AI could bring and why it is really important for us as educators to be knowledgeable and prepared as a gatekeeper for issues such as GDPR, online safety, developmentally appropriate practice, reliable information and ethical decision making so that we can engage with this area as it becomes embedded in education and wider society in the decades to come.

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