Using the case study, “What if I Used A.I. To Build My Site?” students will research the historical, legal, and ethical impacts of A.I. and write an argument for or against the use of A.I. in a competitive business situation.
17.09 Define and compare ethical and legal implications of AI.
03.01 Research AI and Reflect on its current state.
03.04 Describe how AI could be used to solve problems, including historical, current, and future problems.
This lesson is designed to be used with the case study, “What if I Used A.I. To Build My Site?” See CPALMS resource ID# 209274.
In this lesson, students will practice conducting research on relevant and current topics. Applications of artificial intelligence are increasing and understanding the legal and ethical implications is essential to future technology careers.
Students will be able to:
Research the historical, ethical, and legal implications of artificial intelligence.
Discuss the legal and ethical implications of using AI in a competitive business environment.
Identify how artificial intelligence can be used for problem solving in competitive business environments.
Write an argument that supports or opposes the use of artificial intelligence in competitive business environments.
Students should be familiar with/able to:
Identify, define, and investigate examples of A.I. applications.
Identify appropriate and effective use of A.I.
How A.I. is used in a competitive environment.
How can A.I. be used appropriately and effectively in a competitive digital design market?
What role does A.I. play in a competitive digital design market?
To introduce the lesson, ask students, “What is A.I.?” Using an online dictionary (see below), have students define and complete the Warm-Up vocabulary.
According toMerriam Webster: Artificial Intelligence is a branch of computer science dealing with the simulation of intelligent behavior in computers. It is the capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior.
According to Britannica: Artificial Intelligence aka AI is the ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligence beings. Comprehension checks with students.
Have students provide a one-to-two sentence entry in their digital journal elaborating on the definitions of AI. Conduct a five-minute class discussion on their responses.
Conduct a whole group discussion based on the guiding questions.
After discussion, have students work in small groups to complete online research on the following topics. Provide students with the A.I. Research handout (see attachments) to record their findings.
What is the history of A.I.?
How is A.I. used today?
What are some ethical concerns in using A.I. in business?
What are some legal constraints in using A.I. in business?
Have each group create a list summarizing three critical pieces of information- historical, ethical, and legal- acquired from their research about A.I. Have each group share their summaries to an online collaborative platform for all classmates to see.
Explain to students that now they will have had an opportunity to consider the use of A.I. in digital design by considering a case study. Provide students with the case study, “What if I Used A.I. To Build My Site?” (see CPALMS Resource ID #209274). Have students read the case study, making any notations on the side of their thoughts. Ask students the following questions.
How did Jack use A.I. to help with problem-solving?
What ethical concerns are apparent in the scenario?
Are there any legal infractions in the scenario?
To close the lesson, have students consider, “Was Jack’s use of A.I. in the competition appropriate?” Have students use their research and details from the case study to write an argument describing why or why not Jack’s use of A.I. was appropriate.
Student responses should be logically structured, include support from multiple sources using the research gathered, and provide elaboration for claims.
This lesson can be stretched to two class periods as needed with day 1 focused on research and day 2 focused on applying the research to the case study.
Formative Assessment Idea:
Have students complete an exit ticket in which they write a summary of 2 -3 sentences answering the following question: Is A.I. an appropriate and effective use of technology in the competitive digital design market?
Students could write a summary comparing the use of A.I. in design, focusing on the legal and ethical uses.
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Special Materials Needed:
Case Study “What if I Used A.I. to Build My Site?” CPALMS Resource ID# 209274.
This Lesson is paired with a Case Study "So What If I Used AI to Build My Website?"