Robot-Proof: Higher Education In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence
  • Robot-Proof: Higher Education In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence
  • Robot-Proof: Higher Education In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence
ISBN: 0262535971
EAN13: 9780262535977
Language: English
Pages: 216
Dimensions: 0.63" H x 8" L x 5.38" W
Weight: 1.47 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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How to educate the next generation of college students to invent, to create, and to discover--filling needs that even the most sophisticated robot cannot.Driverless cars are hitting the road, powered by artificial intelligence. Robots can climb stairs, open doors, win Jeopardy, analyze stocks, work in factories, find parking spaces, advise oncologists. In the past, automation was considered a threat to low-skilled labor. Now, many high-skilled functions, including interpreting medical images, doing legal research, and analyzing data, are within the skill sets of machines. How can higher education prepare students for their professional lives when professions themselves are disappearing? In Robot-Proof, Northeastern University president Joseph Aoun proposes a way to educate the next generation of college students to invent, to create, and to discover--to fill needs in society that even the most sophisticated artificial intelligence agent cannot.A robot-proof education, Aoun argues, is not concerned solely with topping up students' minds with high-octane facts. Rather, it calibrates them with a creative mindset and the mental elasticity to invent, discover, or create something valuable to society--a scientific proof, a hip-hop recording, a web comic, a cure for cancer. Aoun lays out the framework for Read More chevron_right

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