DIGITAL IDENTITIES, NFTS AND AI IN THE EDUCATION SECTOR: SHOWCASING A DEMONSTRATOR
1 Danube University Krems (AUSTRIA)
2 University of Vaasa (FINLAND)
3 University of Malta (MALTA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 16th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-8 March, 2022
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:Digital identities of collaborative robots/robots and human-robot/robot-human interactions are critical components in building systems. These digital agents (AI-powered software or robots/bots) are entrusted with tasks on behalf of specific individuals/companies using these identities. In this review paper, the authors synthetize several approaches on creating and managing such agents in educational environment. To begin with, digital identities can be assigned by an employer, generated using an interface such as Facebook Connect, or obtained through a service supplied by a government institution or an external company specializing in the creation of such signatures. All of these sources provide differing degrees of trust, both within the organization where the signature is primarily utilized and, more importantly, when dealing with third parties. Finally, this level of confidence or its value determines the extent to which a digital/electronic signature is recognized. Based on this analysis, the authors describe the use of digital/electronic signatures generated by human employees or legal organizations that perform their primary task, while also generating sub-signatures for the corresponding digital agent. The focus is on the education system and the creation and verification of certificates and credentials using digital identities, AI/agent support and blockchain as means of storage. In the end, the authors evaluate possible risks and ramifications of such hybrid identity management through the prism of social constructivism, and provide recommendations and guidelines to mitigate such risks.
Keywords: DigitalID, eID, AI, Blockchain.