EMOTION AND LEARNING, ALGORITHMS AND ETHICAL FORGETTING. A NECESSARY REFLECTION IN THE AGE OF DIGITIZATION

Guido Scarano, Piera Tuccillo, Angelina Vivona

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We are living through a season of a strong push for the digitization of educational processes, of a development of digital culture in which AI applied to the educational field is, undoubtedly, a priority area that challenges the theoretical and methodological assumptions of Educational Technology demanding a redefinition of it. One of the most debated topics concerns "Affective Computing" a multidimensional and multidisciplinary approach centered on emotions and the possibility of machines or robots acquiring the ability to perceive, express and generate emotions useful to support learning processes. Such research, which is based on the subject's facial expressions and muscle movements, is perhaps the most typical expression of human beings and requires ethical and legal reflections about possible privacy violations. This article aims, on the one hand, to analyze the risks and critical issues related to a possible uncontrolled dissemination of these personal data on the other hand, to reflect on the educational paradigm that attends emotional human learning and the capabilities of algorithms.


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