Minors and Artificial Intelligence – Implications to Media Literacy

  • Jussi OkkonenEmail author
  • Sirkku Kotilainen
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 918)


The artificial intelligent systems are reshaping human reality. Especially children and youth are altering their mobile communication and media usage fundamentally in their everyday lives today. During children’s use the mobile artificial intelligent applications, the “robot” inside the application is learning from the feedback provided by children and youth through their uses. Based on review on current research and preliminary interviews, this paper addresses the topic from two perspectives. The first perspective is about acceptability of such technologies in general, i.e. to whom or what people are willing to grant right to control content, access and actions in digital sphere. The second perspective is about how users, and their parents too, are affected by the use of pervasive and immersive technology that shapes their media practices. The objective of the pilot study is to gain insightful knowledge of understandings of the artificial intelligence based adaptive media uses among children and youth together with practices of media and information literacies.


Artificial intelligence Minors Media literacy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tampere UniversityTampereFinland

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