“My mindset is always, ‘What’s going to make us stand out five years from now?” he said, giving the new drone curriculum as an example. “I don’t want to just teach these kids how to fly the drone, I want to teach them how to build it, the theory behind it. Because when Amazon decides to release the drones (to make deliveries), I’ll have a workforce here ready to get those jobs.”
“The very term soft skills reveals our lack of understanding of what these skills are, how to measure them, and whether and how they can be developed,” said David Deming, an economist at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, in a 2017 paper that found social ability to be increasingly important for high-paying jobs.
Some of this work lacks a common vocabulary. Social skills are often called soft or non-cognitive skills, or social emotional skills, or personality traits, and refer to qualities ranging from creativity to perseverance. The vagueness may signify that schools haven’t fully internalized their role in “workforce development,” a term whose colorlessness masks its importance.
Our new wealth gives us the freedom to explore who we are, and what it means to be human. We’ll all become artists, musicians, actors, artisans, and writers. Not because AI can’t do them — they’ll defiantly be able too — but because these are the professions we would choose if money weren’t a problem. The principle of reciprocity will guide human action, and a gifting economy will form. They’ll be a re-appreciation of handmade goods, simply because machines didn’t make them. And we’ll come to re-appreciate interactions with nature and other humans.
French President, Emmanuel Macron, highlighted that poorly implemented AI will ‘jeopardise democracy’. He’s right. CA has proven that democracy is fragile and control of it by malicious agents will be horrific for us. But this is unlikely. Instead, AI will bring forth a new era of human enlightenment, precisely bec…