The world of AI is expanding rapidly and the innovations happening are so fast- paced that it’s hard to keep up. The thing with Generative AI is that it can be used to create anything from audio, code, images, text, simulations, videos and photos with the help of algorithms, quickly and creatively. Children are growing within an ecosystem that is being shaped by AI, the toys they play with, the curriculum they study from or the videos they watch, precisely, the orientation of everything is transforming by the day with the help of artificial intelligence. Amidst all of this, the amount of awareness that children have about Generative AI can blow your mind in either way- they know a lot or nothing at all.

Generative AI can be used for creativity and innovation by children. It can help them learn and understand by customising their experiences. For example, it can be used to generate illustrations and animations that help children better understand complex concepts and ideas. However, as artificial intelligence technologies are becoming omnipresent and their algorithms more advanced, the chances of AI being misused are more than being utilized for the good.


Artificial Intelligence contains pre-existing patterns and data that might make it difficult for kids to be imaginative, also their over reliance on such sophisticated technologies might leave no room for innovation. However, experts argue that this might just help kids become wittier and learn how to multitask. If parents/guardians/educators guide kids how to make optimum utilization of Artificial Intelligence tools, it would be an advantage for the kids.

A lot of derogatory content generated by AI techniques is present on social media which is frequently used by children. There are potential risks associated with the technology itself which makes children vulnerable to misinformation, invasion of privacy, exposure to inappropriate content. According to the World Economic Forum’s AI toolkit for children, it becomes crucially important to make children AI literate, to embark on this digital literacy is the first step- how, why and what kind of content can be available on the internet.

There are various AI tools that can be used for creating better content. Just the right tools and their right usage reach children should be the objective of the technology creator and the parents/guardians of the children. For example, generative AI can be used in educational games and tools to create personalized learning experiences for children based on their individual interests and abilities.