I will explore AI’s potential as a digital guardian in the online environment. My project is relevant to present debate concerning both the means and the desirability of classifying individuals as ‘children’ using the current system based on the age of the child, and how to remain consistent with the best interests of the child in the digital world; how AI can be utilized to evaluate the individual developmental maturity of children independent of age, and how artificial intelligence may be employed to protect and ensure children’s rights to development, information, education, participation and privacy in a safe and secure digital environment. My research is intended to ascertain whether AI acting as a digital guardian could redefine the position and power of children in relation to the competing protective interests of parents and policy interests of the State using the United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) as a regulatory framework.
AI and the Law.
AI and Human Rights.
Bachelor of Arts, University of Central Florida
Juris Doctor, Florida State University
Master of Laws in Human Rights, University of Edinburgh
Dr Emma Carmel
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