Revamping AI for Family-Friendly Usage: OpenAI's Collaboration with Common Sense Media

Revamping AI for Family-Friendly Usage: OpenAI's Collaboration with Common Sense Media

In a significant move towards ensuring child-safe digital interactions, OpenAI has joined forces with Common Sense Media, renowned for its expertise in evaluating the suitability of technology products for children. This partnership focuses on developing and promoting the use of ChatGPT in a manner that safeguards the interests and well-being of younger users.

Major Highlights of the Partnership:

  • Collaborative Effort for Safer AI: OpenAI's partnership with Common Sense Media aims to foster a safer and more responsible usage of ChatGPT technology, especially for younger audiences. The collaboration underscores a shared commitment to prioritise child safety in artificial intelligence.
  • Creation of Family-Friendly GPT Versions: A significant outcome of this alliance is the development of family-friendly GPT models. These versions, available for purchase in the GPT store, are tailored to be more suitable for children, incorporating filters and guidelines to prevent exposure to harmful content.
  • Establishing Guidelines and Educational Resources: The partnership will also see the creation of comprehensive guidelines and educational materials. These resources will be informed by Common Sense Media’s review and rating standards, providing valuable guidance for children and parents in navigating ChatGPT.
  • Endorsement of a New Evaluation Framework: OpenAI has agreed to support Common Sense’s innovative framework for assessing AI technologies. This framework, akin to a ‘nutrition label,’ will evaluate aspects such as safety, transparency, ethical usage, and overall impact of AI tools, ensuring a well-rounded and thorough analysis of their suitability for younger users.

Importance of this Collaboration:

  • Response to Regulatory Scrutiny: This initiative is a proactive response to increasing regulatory concerns, including a past investigation by the Federal Trade Commission and recent alarms raised by EU authorities regarding data security and the impact of ChatGPT on children.
  • Enhancing Trust and Safety in AI: By partnering with an established organisation like Common Sense Media, OpenAI demonstrates its commitment to enhancing the trustworthiness and safety of its AI products, especially in the context of young users.
  • Setting Industry Standards: This collaboration could set a new standard in the tech industry, emphasising the importance of creating child-friendly digital environments and tools. It showcases a responsible approach towards developing and deploying AI technologies in sensitive contexts like child interaction.

In summary, OpenAI's partnership with Common Sense Media represents a forward-thinking approach to addressing the challenges and responsibilities of introducing AI technologies into family settings. This collaboration not only aims to mitigate potential risks but also to educate and empower parents and children in the safe and ethical use of AI tools like ChatGPT.

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Sukh Sandhu

Executive Director

Sukh has been working in the VET and Higher Education Industry for over 25 years. In this time, he has held several roles with RTO's and Higher Education Providers (HEP) including CEO roles for International Colleges and National Compliance and Quality Assurance Manager roles for several RTO's, TAFE's and Universities. Sukh has also worked for the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) as a Business Systems Project Official. Sukh is a Canadian permanent resident and Australian citizen.

Sukh has had extensive project management experience in risk management, compliance, administration and as a training consultant. He has extensive knowledge in government compliance standards and has participated in nearly one hundred audits across Australia and provided consultancy advice regarding ASQA/VRQA, TEQSA, ACPET, DET-HESG, VQF/Higher Education, ELICOS, NEAS, ANMAC, AHPRA, CRICOS, ESOS and ISO.

Sukh is a member of several independent professional organisations and government bodies including, ACPET, VELG, ACS, AITD, MARA, MIA, ISANA, APEX, IEEE, The Internet Society (Global Member), AISIP, IAMOT, ACM, OISV, APACALL, IWA, Eta Kappa Nu, EDSIG and several others.

Sukh's qualifications include two MBAs, three masters in IT and systems, a Graduate diploma of management learning, Diploma in training design and development, Diploma in vocational education training, Diploma of work, health and safety, Diploma of Quality Auditing, Advanced diploma of management, Advanced diploma in marketing, human resources, information technology, and a number of other courses and qualifications. He has been working as a lecturer and as a trainer and assessor since 1998, Sukh has been a vocal advocate of audit reforms and system centred auditing practices rather than auditor centred auditing practices for many years.