There was a time when the calculator was cutting edge and the only way to place a call was to walk over to the wall phone. For generations of Americans, the good life used to be working one job with one employer for much of your adulthood until retirement. Today, students are taught they could count on switching careers multiple times as society tries to keep pace with the flood of new gadgets and gizmos.
Don’t feel too secure in your job. It might not be there in a few years. Frame that diploma? Maybe, but the college you went to might also disappear over the next several years. The technological revolution is changing the way we learn, the way we work, the way we play, and the way we think and it is doing it at a rapid pace. The wave of the future -- perhaps the wave of the present -- is Artificial Intelligence. At least that’s what numerous experts are saying, and even many of them can’t fathom what’s next.
To me, an engineer who studies the future of manufacturing, this focus on what the U.S. made yesterday will only go so far in saving American manufacturing. The U.S. needs to figure out what the country should make tomorrow - and invest heavily in it. Whether we do depends on our willingness to embrace the fourth industrial revolution, a new era that is beginning and is destined to be just as pivotal as the previous three.
Speaking at the opening reception of the 2017 GeekWire Summit, Baidu president Ya-Qin Zhang discusses the Chinese search company's new office in Bellevue, Washington outside of Seattle and their push into AI and the public cloud.
Baidu is known primarily as a search giant in China, but the company, which just opened in office in the Seattle area, is putting its full weight behind artificial intelligence and its ability to change countless industries.
We are in the midst of an unprecedented 4th Industrial Revolution that according to Klaus Schwab, founder and chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), “will affect the very essence of our human experience.” Powered by artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, robots and other breakthroughs, these changes will come at us at rates that made the Industrial Revolution look like a period of stability.
"In the last 200 years, manufacturing (has brought) jobs. But today -- because of the artificial intelligence, because of the robots -- manufacturing is no longer the main engine of creating jobs," Ma said Wednesday in a speech at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York City.
The big idea that has captured much of our collective imagination is that the robots are coming to take our jobs. Well, maybe not our jobs - as higher ed people seem convinced that no A.I. could ever do what they do. But everyone else's job. At every academic / educational technology conference that I attend we always end up talking about robots.
The internet revolution in China saw companies design products and services to solve social issues in the world's second-largest economy. Now, businesses are working to innovate in more hardcore technological areas such as artificial intelligence, according to a leading investor.
In recent years, the thriving digital era has paved the way for the exponential transformation of the world's education system. Thanks to the rising influence of #Education Technology (EdTech) and #Artificial Intelligence (AI), the science of learning, which includes the teaching and learning processes, is progressively reshaped to be more interactive, personalized and hands-on.