Media literacy and artificial intelligence (AI) have become inextricably linked in today’s digital age. The evolving AI technologies significantly shape the current information and media landscape, introducing new media and information literacy challenges. For educators, students, policymakers, and the general public, grasping the implications of AI on media literacy is crucial in navigating and deciphering the increasingly complex information environment.
What is Media Literacy?
Media literacy goes beyond the ability to read and write; it encompasses a range of skills and competencies that allow individuals to engage with media content critically. These include the ability to discern biases, evaluate the credibility of sources, recognise propaganda, and understand the context and purpose behind media messages. As AI becomes intertwined with media, media literacy also encompasses understanding how AI algorithms operate and how they can influence information dissemination.