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Artificial Intelligence (AI) will have more influence on the lives and livelihoods of young people over the next few decades than any other factor. While AI will help address our most pressing problems, it has the potential to exacerbate gaps in society and pose existential threats. Our #AskAboutAI campaign launched to investigate the implications that AI will have on employment, learning and ethical issues--a conversation around how we can shape a future that works for everyone. After spending two years studying the implications of AI and we have concluded that machine intelligence turbocharged by big data and enabling technologies like robotics is the most significant change force facing humanity. We interviewed experts, hosted a dozen community conversations, and posted more than 50 articles and now we’re summarizing what we’ve learned in a new paper Ask About AI: The Future of Learning and Work. To learn more, check out our microsite on the Future of Work and Learning.

Ask About AI

Home Series Ask About AI
Artificial Intelligence (AI) will have more influence on the lives and livelihoods of young people over the next few decades than any other factor. While AI will help address our most pressing problems, it has the potential to exacerbate gaps in society and pose existential threats. Our #AskAboutAI campaign launched to investigate the implications that AI will have on employment, learning and ethical issues--a conversation around how we can shape a future that works for everyone. After spending two years studying the implications of AI and we have concluded that machine intelligence turbocharged by big data and enabling technologies like robotics is the most significant change force facing humanity. We interviewed experts, hosted a dozen community conversations, and posted more than 50 articles and now we’re summarizing what we’ve learned in a new paper Ask About AI: The Future of Learning and Work. To learn more, check out our microsite on the Future of Work and Learning.

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Building the Cognitive Muscles to Thrive in the Automation Age

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The Information Age was a four decade long global sprint to incorporate information technology; the World Economic Forum calls it the Third Industrial Revolution. It changed how we live, work, play, and, just in the last few years, how we learn. We’ve entered a new era with new learning priorities and opportunities. We’re only a…

Sharing: The New Superpower

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As a species, we’ve reached a point where we’re good enough at production to feed, clothe, and connect everyone on the planet--we just haven’t figured out how to share the bounty of our production, or how to do it sustainably. How we share will shape the next 50 years of human existence.

Now That We’re Augmented, What Should We Learn?

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The new age of innovation (often referred to by the WEF and others as the Fourth Industrial Revolution), in which we are all partners with smart machines, demands three new developmental priorities. Here, we provide an overview of what they are, and how we can focus on them.

Attacking Complexity with Confidence

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By: Jonathan Rochelle, Katherine Prince and Tom Vander Ark. One thing we know for sure—tomorrow will be more complex than today. We’ve entered a new era that’s driven by artificial intelligence and education must adapt. Our students deserve a new set of learning priorities (not just more added to a crowded set of learning objectives).

The Rise of AI: What’s Happening, What it Means, How to Prepare?

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At SXSW EDU last week we hosted a meetup to discuss the implications of artificial intelligence on education. Thought leaders and forward thinkers discussed what’s happening, what it means and how we can prepare.

Why The Four Cs Will Become the Foundation of Human-AI Interface

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I’ve begun to realize that P21 and the many other organizations that promote the 4Cs need to rethink what these skills mean with the advent of AI. The P21 skills framework was conceptualized with human-to-human interaction as the default assumption--here's why I think that will change in the near future.

AI4All Extends The Power of Artificial Intelligence to High School Girls

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Al4ALL is a new Oakland nonprofit that is introducing artificial intelligence to high school students —and, more specifically — girls. The goal is to help high school students learn to use AI for good and to increase diversity and inclusion in computer science. In this new podcast episode, Tom talk with Executive Director Tess Posner.

Getting Ready for the Jobs of the Future

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What skills will students need for the jobs of the future? How will the automation economy impact the employment landscape? Tom and Emily dive into the future of work and how schools can best support students and help them become career ready.

Artificial Intelligence: Implications for the Future of Education

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AI can increase the time available for interactive lessons, allow students to lead, free up more time to focus on relationships in the classroom and truly provide students with a world full of opportunities, personalized to their needs and instantly available.

Will the NFL Ever Use Robots, Not Humans?

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How could tech change the future of the NFL? Here's how one teacher is engaging students in a conversation about the role tech has in their lives and how their futures might be impacted.

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