February 26, 2024

You will soon find a kid-friendly section inside OpenAI’s newly opened store for custom GPTs. The company has joined forces with Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization that rates media and technology based on their suitability for children, to minimize the risks of AI use by teenagers. Together, they intend to create AI guidelines and educational materials for young people, their parents and their educators. The two organizations will also curate a collection of family-friendly GPTs in OpenAI’s GPT store based on Common Sense’s ratings, making it easy to see which ones are suitable for younger users.

“Together, Common Sense and OpenAI will work to make sure that AI has a positive impact on all teens and families,” James P. Steyer, founder and CEO of Common Sense Media, said in a statement. “Our guides and curation will be designed to educate families and educators about safe, responsible use of ChatGPT, so that we can collectively avoid any unintended consequences of this emerging technology.”

According to Axios, the partnership was announced at Common Sense’s kids and family summit in San Francisco, where OpenAI CEO Sam Altman shot down the idea that AI is bad for kids and should be kept out of schools. “Humans are tool users and we better teach people to use the tools that are going to be out in the world,” he reportedly said. “To not teach people to use those would be a mistake.” The CEO also said that future high school seniors would be able to operate at a higher level of abstraction and could achieve more that their predecessors with the help of artificial intelligence.