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The Resource Robot-proof : higher education in the age of artificial intelligence, Joseph E. Aoun

Robot-proof : higher education in the age of artificial intelligence, Joseph E. Aoun

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Robot-proof : higher education in the age of artificial intelligence
Title
Robot-proof
Title remainder
higher education in the age of artificial intelligence
Statement of responsibility
Joseph E. Aoun
Title variation
Robot proof
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 a new discipline, humanics, which builds on our innate strengths and prepares students to compete in a labor market in which smart machines work alongside human professionals. The new literacies of Aoun's humanics are data literacy, technological literacy, and human literacy. Students will need data literacy to manage the flow of big data, and technological literacy to know how their machines work, but human literacy--the humanities, communication, and design--to function as a human being. Life-long learning opportunities will support their ability to adapt to change.--
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Aoun, Joseph E
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Education, Higher
  • Employability
  • College graduates
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Labor supply
Label
Robot-proof : higher education in the age of artificial intelligence, Joseph E. Aoun
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Fears of a robotic future -- Views from the C-suite : what employers want, in their own words -- A new learning model for the future -- The experiential difference -- Learning for life
Control code
ocn982591450
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxi, 187 pages
Isbn
9780262037280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)982591450
Label
Robot-proof : higher education in the age of artificial intelligence, Joseph E. Aoun
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fears of a robotic future -- Views from the C-suite : what employers want, in their own words -- A new learning model for the future -- The experiential difference -- Learning for life
Control code
ocn982591450
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxi, 187 pages
Isbn
9780262037280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)982591450

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