Title

The Effect of Prior Knowledge on High School Students’ Perception and Acceptance of Artificial Intelligence

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Consumer Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Current trends indicate that artificial intelligence (AI) is taking the world’s economy into its own hands. High school students are important consumers of AI technology and will be the workforce of the future. The purpose of this research was to determine how prior knowledge of AI technologies affect high school students’ perceptions and acceptance of AI. Students were asked via an online survey about their knowledge and use of AI technology or devices. They were then asked to watch a video about AI and asked some additional questions about the technology to measure any change. The data were analyzed and compared the actual frequency of responses to the hypothesis that a student’s perception and acceptance of AI will be negatively correlated the more knowledgeable the student becomes of AI capabilities. Overall, 63.2% of respondents believed they were well-informed on the capabilities of AI; and generally, 76% thought AI was beneficial to society. The data did not show any significant association between the participant’s prior knowledge and overall consumer perception and acceptance of AI. However, the data did show that increased knowledge of AI capabilities made some students wary about the use of their personal data. Students agreed with sharing personal data with their parents, but most disagreed with sharing personal data with third parties. This is significant because policymakers must understand the impact of AI on society to formulate laws and social policies that effectively protect it.

Location

HSS 103

Start Date

4-2-2022 11:45 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Apr 2nd, 11:45 AM

The Effect of Prior Knowledge on High School Students’ Perception and Acceptance of Artificial Intelligence

HSS 103

Current trends indicate that artificial intelligence (AI) is taking the world’s economy into its own hands. High school students are important consumers of AI technology and will be the workforce of the future. The purpose of this research was to determine how prior knowledge of AI technologies affect high school students’ perceptions and acceptance of AI. Students were asked via an online survey about their knowledge and use of AI technology or devices. They were then asked to watch a video about AI and asked some additional questions about the technology to measure any change. The data were analyzed and compared the actual frequency of responses to the hypothesis that a student’s perception and acceptance of AI will be negatively correlated the more knowledgeable the student becomes of AI capabilities. Overall, 63.2% of respondents believed they were well-informed on the capabilities of AI; and generally, 76% thought AI was beneficial to society. The data did not show any significant association between the participant’s prior knowledge and overall consumer perception and acceptance of AI. However, the data did show that increased knowledge of AI capabilities made some students wary about the use of their personal data. Students agreed with sharing personal data with their parents, but most disagreed with sharing personal data with third parties. This is significant because policymakers must understand the impact of AI on society to formulate laws and social policies that effectively protect it.