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Google Grants Teens Gemini Access via School Accounts

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According to the National Diplomat report, Google said on Monday that it was extending just-launched Gemini AI technology to users under the age of 18 with school accounts, coming in behind the use of Gemini for people over age 18 who do not have school-linked accounts. Alongside the new release, the company is also providing access to educators with some new tools.

Generative AI exists for Google, so it says providing teens with access to Gemini, will better prepare them with the right skills needed for that future. The repository helps Gemini provide students with confidence that using real-time feedback can lead to learning.

Data from chats with students won’t be used to train and improve its AI models, Google says it has taken steps to ensure it is bringing this technology to students responsibly.

Gemini Will Have Guardrails So Only Correct Responses Can Be Answered (Cannot Answer Illegal Or Age-Gated Substances) It also encourages teens to use its fact-check twice tool as a learning process to develop critical analysis and information literacy abilities.

Teen students can access Gemini with English-language content with their schools’ Google Workspace for Education accounts in over 100 countries. For teenagers, Gemini will be disabled by default and depend on administrators to activate it.

The company also revealed that it is launching its Read Along in Classroom feature worldwide. This feature helps students practice their reading skills and receive immediate help.

Reading activities can also be assigned by educators, based on the students’ year or their phonics level. They can also see information about reading accuracy, speed, and comprehension for their students. Google is also exploring individualized story-building, as a pilot.

Google is making it more comfortable for educators to create, manage, and share interactive lessons. Plus, educators are getting the capability to manually mark tasks as missing or complete, and perform bulk scoring actions.

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