Online Learning Update

February 12, 2018

What Role for Higher Ed in an AI World?

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:07 am

by Grace Bird, Inside Higher Ed

A little more than half of both blue- and white-collar American workers think they’ll need more education to find a similar job if they lose theirs to new technology. However, only 18 percent of employed Americans feel “extremely confident” about securing this additional education. To Joseph Aoun, president of Northeastern University, colleges need to adapt to the impending artificial intelligence revolution. This means institutions must teach humans to become “robot-proof” (as the title of Aoun’s book suggests) or in other words, “to do the jobs only humans can do.” “Universities with the audacity to change represent humanity’s best chance to win the jobs of the future,” Aoun wrote.

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