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Use & Understanding Survey

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Working together with Hart Research and supported by Microsoft, National 4-H Council examined teen and tween use of artificial intelligence (AI) technology, specifically generative AI tools such as ChatGPT.

This first-of-its-kind survey, which included 1,510 youth ages 9-17, found that young people want guidance from adults on use of AI tools. Is also found that children think generative AI will benefit their education and careers, but express concerns about cheating and privacy.

Key Findings

  • Most young people (66%) express at least some understanding of what generative AI is and how it can be used.
  • Many kids (72%) are also seeking support from adults in learning how to use these tools correctly and with confidence.
  • A strong majority of respondents (64%) agreed that generative AI will help them learn things that they will need to know in their future careers, and 58% said it would help them improve how they learn at school.
  • Respondents also have concerns about AI, including how the technology could be used for cheating (61%) or to expose private information about them (53%).

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