SIIA Applauds New AI Guide from U.S. Department of Education

The following statement regarding the release of Designing for Education with Artificial Intelligence: An Essential Guide for Developers, a new resource from the U.S. Department of Education can be attributed to Sara Kloek, Vice President, Education and Children’s Policy, the Software & Information Industry Association.

This guide, issued today, responds to President Biden’s October 2023 Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence, which directs the Department to develop resources to support the safe, responsible, and nondiscriminatory uses of AI in education.  SIIA is proud to have played a role in the development of the guide and appreciates the inclusion as a key stakeholder by the Department of Education.

This document emphasizes the unique ecosystem of Ed Tech as one that “encompasses many different people and organizations working together to design and refine new products and services.” We agree with this philosophy. Our members are responsive to their customers’ needs and enter into partnerships rather than having a simple buy/sell relationship. The core message of this document is “Shared Responsibility for Building Trust,” and it highlights SIIA’s Principles for the Future of AI in Education, released last October, as a key resource for developing AI-enabled ed tech products.  We believe the ed tech vendor community is a critical partner for the education system and look forward to working with our partners in this ecosystem to educate our leaders of today and tomorrow.

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