Today we are talking with Michael B. Horn about the impact of AI on K12 (and higher) education and it’s level of disruption.
- Are students more disengaged because of the pandemic or AI taking over jobs?
- Anxiety from high school students because it is just far enough away.
- In every field entry level role becomes something much different.
- Intermediary places that employ apprentices.
- Theory of interdependence and modularity.
- In the early years of a system, different systems have to be done by the same entity.
- The nature of skills and work is moving so fast
- Book learning has to be done interdependently with the actual work.
- willfully blind to the reality.
- Google has changed the game and so will AI.
- Combination of human skills with the AI
- Hard things are still important.
- Habits of success, social emotional skills, soft skills, etc.
- What is hard may change.
- What is scarce may become clearer.
- It’s easy to get a bunch of gibberish written on the internet.
- What’s harder is to write something that compels others to take action.
- How to idenitfy hidden bias in AI.
- Rhetoric, philosophy, ethics and others are more important now.
- How we shape the AI and the code itself using ethics, philosophy.
- Overcorrection of humanities vs. STEM fields.
- Our ability to be discerning consumers is going to be more important.
- Are we training AI or is AI training us?
- Maybe knowledge is less important.
- Discerning what is fact vs. fiction.
- Information exists, knowledge gathers it, wisdom is applied knowledge, discernment is knowing when to use it.
- Schools seek to organize information into knowledge, smart people gain wisdom, and enlightened ones seek for discernment.
- Context gives meaning.
- Contrast give meaning.
About Michael Horn
Michael was selected as a 2014 Eisenhower Fellow
to study innovation in education in Vietnam and Korea, and Tech&Learning
magazine named him to its list of the 100 most important people in the creation and advancement of the use of technology in education. Michael holds a BA in history from Yale University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
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