“In a column in The Guardian, the world-famous physicist wrote that ‘the automation of factories has already decimated jobs in traditional manufacturing, and the rise of artificial intelligence is likely to extend this job destruction deep into the middle classes, with only the most caring, creative or supervisory roles remaining.’”
Prior to the chat be sure to pre-read this piece from Stephen Hawking about Artificial Intelligence and the automation of jobs – http://uk.businessinsider.com/stephen-hawking-ai-automation-middle-class-jobs-most-dangerous-moment-humanity-2016-12
Join us this week as #whatisschool narrows down to artificial intelligence and its positive and negative impacts on education and learning.
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Questions #whatisschool, February 9, 2017 6PM EDT
1) Is Stephen Hawking right?
2) If Stephen Hawking is right, what caring, creative or supervisory roles should we prepare our students for?
3) How can schools keep up with the accelerating pace of change?
4) What are some examples of educational innovation that are promising to tackle the rapidly changing world?
5) What elements of teaching will be automated, if any?
6) What would a classroom look like today if it was preparing for the coming change acceleration?