UNESCO survey: Less than 10% of schools and universities have formal guidance on AI

A new UNESCO global survey of over 450 schools and universities found that fewer than 10% have developed institutional policies and/or formal guidance concerning the use of generative AI applications.

The survey was prepared for the Ministerial Roundtable on Generative AI and Education, organized by UNESCO on 25 May 2023.

The result illustrates the uncertainties in responding to the sudden emergence of newly powerful generative AI applications that can produce human-like output, including summaries, essays, letters, computer programs, art, and more. The technology is also currently capable of scoring top marks on major standardized tests, including university entrance examinations and assessments to credential professionals, including doctors and lawyers.

The vacuum of guidance shows that education systems are working to catch up with the new technology.

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