More than 140 higher education organizations, administrators, researchers and faculty members from 48 countries have collaborated to produce a set of core principles to guide development of artificial intelligence policies and practices at college and universities. The statement of principles was released Oct. 9, 2023, at the 18th annual United Nations Internet Governance Forum in Kyoto, Japan.

Educators worldwide are invited to:

  • Read the statement and join the list of signatories
  • Consider and adapt the statement’s principles at their own institutions in matters related to AI

The six principles

Elon University President Connie Ledoux Book introduced and explained the six principles that serve as a framework for institutions to take action on artificial intelligence:

  1. People, not technology, must be at the center of our work
  2. We should promote digital inclusion within and beyond our institutions
  3. Digital and information literacy is an essential part of a core education
  4. AI tools should enhance teaching and learning
  5. Learning about technologies is an experiential, lifelong process
  6. AI research and development must be done responsibly

(Read the detailed principles here)