FEELING AND LISTENING CLOSER WITH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY

Giorgia Del Bianco, Lucia Monacis, Giuseppe Annacontini

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Aim: This study aimed to analyze the effect of the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on emotional well-being in educational context among adolescents with special needs

Method: The sample was composed by 135 Austrian deaf adolescents (Mage=13, SD=1.38) who completed a self-report questionnaire assessing levels of self-esteem before and after intervention based on a specific technological device (Storysign software that is attentive to emotional skills)

Results: Findings showed significant difference in pre-post test score, thus demonstrating an increased level on the mean values of the self-esteem (M=14, SD=2.34 vs M=21 SD=1.38, p < 0.005). Furthermore, no significant difference emerged between males and females.

Conclusions: Although other studies are needed to confirm such positive effect of an AI-implemented tool among deaf adolescents, this investigation provides initial empirical evidence of how AI could be integrated in the framework of the Universal Design for Learning


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.32043/gsd.v8i3.1127

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