This week we’re looking at Artificial Intelligence (AI) again. We are starting with some new ways in which AI is being applied, and looking at how humans are starting to interact with AI before moving into the education and learning spheres.
This week we are taking a look at some articles we’ve come across recently in the world of education and schools. It’s a general look at what’s happening out there, and provides some interesting perspectives on how various emerging challenges and opportunities either affect or are being addressed within schools and education systems.
AI is already everywhere, and we’ve written about it before. AI decides what we see on Youtube, Netflix and social media. Amazon’s supply chain can’t run without it, and we need to get used to the fact that it’s here to stay. But, as with any emerging digital technology, AI presents enormous opportunities to benefit us, and potential problems as well. Today we’re looking at what some of the challenges might be, along with what young people need to be aware of and talking about, if they’re not already.
Anyone who works in education, learning or an industry or any kind is hearing about the need for people to develop ’21st Century Skills’. These skills are now becoming essential for human development and success in life and work, and are being coupled with new technical skills from exponential industries.
The nature of almost all forms of work is changing rapidly, and new skills are required. Routine manual and cognitive tasks such as factory work and analysis are being replaced or augmented by robots and machine learning. Agriculture is becoming automated. So what is happening in the world of work, and how can we prepare for what’s coming?
Today we’re looking at work and employment, and how these are changing. So how and why is work changing, and what are the effects of these changes? As you can imagine, there’s a lot happening, but it is possible to identify trends in the future of work and the risks and opportunities that exist for young people, and what this might mean for learning.
We are at the cusp of a wave of transformative societal change, in which traditional social structures and boundaries that bind us (for better or worse) become blurred. Augmented and virtual realities are moving into the mainstream, AI already permeates most aspects of our daily lives, human intelligence is being extended through integration with technology, and the implications for society, work, learning and wellbeing cannot be overstated.