My AI Compass — Guiding Principles

Greg Twemlow
3 min readJan 16, 2024

In alignment with my role as an instigator of new ideas and a transformative educator, my AI policies are designed to ethically integrate AI into my work, enhancing my potential and those I educate and collaborate with. These policies reflect a deep understanding of the intersection between technology, human development, and systemic challenges.

DALL·E 2024–01–16 14.52.44 — A low-profile 3D button designed with a subtle compass theme, featuring the letters _ai_ in a modern, sans serif font centrally to represent Greg Twemlow’s AI Compass
DALL·E 2024–01–16 14.52.44 — A low-profile 3D button designed with a subtle compass theme, featuring the letters _ai_ in a modern, sans serif font centrally to represent Greg Twemlow’s AI Compass

1. Ethical and Responsible AI Use

  • AI applications in my work must adhere to the highest ethical standards, ensuring fairness, transparency, and respect for privacy.
  • AI should augment human capabilities, not replace them, focusing on enhancing creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

2. AI as a Tool for Educational Innovation

  • Incorporate AI to develop innovative pedagogical models, using technology to tailor learning experiences to individual needs.
  • Use AI to analyze educational outcomes and continuously improve teaching methods and content.

3. Advocacy for AI Literacy

  • Champion the importance of AI literacy in educational curricula, preparing students for a future where AI is integral to various sectors.
  • Engage in public discourse on AI’s responsible use, highlighting its potential benefits and risks.
  • Never upload PII (Personally Identifiable Information) into a public Language Model; only upload PII into a private Language Model with prior approval.

4. Continuous Learning and Adaptation

  • Commit to ongoing learning about AI developments to stay at the forefront of technology in education.
  • Adapt AI policies as technology evolves, ensuring they remain relevant and practical.

5. Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing

  • Collaborate with experts in AI and education to develop best practices.
  • Share knowledge and insights on AI applications in education with peers and the broader community.

6. Equitable AI Empowerment in Education

  • Fostering universal access to AI tools and literacy, ensuring all students have the means and knowledge to leverage AI.
  • Utilizing AI personalizes education, addresses diverse learning needs, and closes educational gaps.
  • Actively working to eliminate biases in AI, promoting an inclusive and fair learning environment.

7. AI and the Future: Shaping a Responsible Tomorrow

  • Applying AI competencies to prepare students for an AI-integrated future.
  • Advocating for technologies that enhance societal and educational well-being.
  • Advocate as a thought leader about the long-term impact of AI on society.
  • Building AI-resilient communities through outreach and education, inspiring balanced perspectives on AI’s potential and challenges.

My personal AI policies are more than guidelines; they are a commitment to leveraging AI in a way consistent with my values as a skills developer and innovator. They’re a roadmap for using AI to empower, educate, and inspire everyone equally.

About the author: Greg Twemlow, Co-Founder of Future Skills Studio.

Future Skills Studio Co-Founder, Greg Twemlow

Greg Twemlow: Sharing what I’ve learned from my career of 35 years as a citizen of the world, parent, corporate executive, entrepreneur, and, since 2018, CEO of Future Skills Studio, focused on experiential learning programs for young people.

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Greg Twemlow

Pioneering AI-Enhanced Educational Strategies | Champion of Lifelong Learning & Student Success in the GenAI Era