Sunday, February 1, 2015

Artificial Intelligence: humans need not apply

Last week in our R&D Meeting we were talking about the future of learning in 2030.  We split up into small groups to talk about this and then report back.  Now many of the groups focused on interdisciplinary learning, projects, apprenticeships and so on, however the group I was in started to talk about what education will look like when 50% of the jobs that exist today are replaced by Artificial Intelligence.  Education will not be preparing people for work - as for many there will be no work.  And at the same time when 1 in 3 people will live to be 100 and older, work itself will be a small part of a person's total life.

This evening on Skype I was chatting about this with my son, who told me about the video Humans Need Not Apply.  If you haven't seen it already, it's well worth the 15 minutes it takes to watch.

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