Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Effects of Artificial Intelligence on the Youth
by Howley, Robert J., III, M.S., Utica College, 2019, 41; 22622916
Abstract (Summary)

Artificial intelligence (AI) guarantees to bring fundamental changes to society, affecting

everything from business to government and work life to personal time. As sophisticated AI

systems are developed and deployed globally, the effects on society are unclear. AI will create

impactful changes for society involving diverse topics, including the economy, ethics,

policymaking, philosophy and the law.

The purpose of this study is to explore the potential dangers AI creates for children and

teenagers. In exploring these potential dangers, the types of AI are researched to develop a

strong understanding of the technology, how AI is used today and the threats that are created

through AI devices. AI devices and technologies have become common for the children of

today’s society, but the children and even the parents often do not focus on the privacy concerns

that may linger after the use of internet connected devices. In order to protect children and even

adults from the dangers of AI, people need to be educated on how to properly use the technology

and even to be aware of when the use of AI is out of their control. The requirements of policy

advancements and changes is also imperative to properly support a secure and private

environment for children. Without government controls and policies, companies will misuse and

capitalize on collected data.

As the AI technology expands, user information will continue to be collected from adults,

children, and companies on the internet. It is imperative that the data harvested is properly

utilized and stored to maintain proper privacy. As society continues to connect to the internet

with an expanding number of devices, the importance and impact of online safety is becoming

increasingly important. Keywords: Artificial intelligence, AI, youth and technology, effects of

AI, Dr. Michael R. Sanchez

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Sanchez, Michael
Commitee: John, Alan, Hagestad, William
School: Utica College
Department: Cybersecurity
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: MAI 81/4(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Operations research
Keywords: AI, Artificial Intelligence, cybersecurity, effects, technology, youth
Publication Number: 22622916
ISBN: 9781687985453
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