Common Sense Media and OpenAI Join Forces to Promote Safe AI Usage for Teens and Families

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Common Sense Media and OpenAI Join Forces to Promote Safe AI Usage for Teens and Families
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OpenAI is teaming up with Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization dedicated to evaluating the suitability of media and technology for children and teenagers. The partnership aims to create AI guidelines and educational resources tailored for parents, educators, and young individuals. OpenAI will collaborate with Common Sense Media to curate family-friendly applications powered by OpenAI's GenAI models within the GPT Store, aligning with Common Sense's rating and evaluation standards.

Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, expressed enthusiasm for strengthening safety measures and fostering confidence among families and teens in utilizing AI tools responsibly. This collaboration follows OpenAI's commitment to participating in Common Sense's framework, launched in September, which provides ratings and reviews assessing the safety, transparency, ethical use, and impact of AI products.

James P. Steyer, the Founder and CEO of Common Sense Media, highlighted the transformative potential of AI for families and teens. The collaboration with OpenAI is geared towards ensuring a positive impact and minimizing unintended consequences associated with emerging AI technologies. The joint effort aims to provide educational guides and curated content to enlighten families and educators on the safe and responsible use of ChatGPT and other AI models.

The announcement of this strategic partnership took place during the Common Sense Summit for America's Kids and Families. Both organizations are committed to leveraging their expertise to contribute to a safer and more informed AI landscape for young users and their families.

This collaboration comes at a time when OpenAI faces regulatory scrutiny and seeks to demonstrate the societal benefits of its GenAI-powered applications. The partnership aims to provide valuable insights and guidelines for parents navigating the evolving landscape of AI tools, particularly those designed for younger users.