The Artificial Intelligence Issue (News and Research 67)

 

Breaking: China: World Bank to Help Improve Compulsory Education in Guangdong

A $120 million loan has been approved to improve learning facilities and teaching quality in selected public primary and junior secondary schools in the less developed parts of China’s Guangdong Province. Read more

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Partnering for Skills Development in East Asia and the Pacific East Asia and the Pacific countries are among the fastest growing economies in the world. Growth is particularly dynamic in the industry and service sectors. As countries’ economies become increasingly more developed, East Asia and the Pacific is confronted with critical skills challenges.  Demand for more highly-skilled labor has been increasing, and across the region, there’s a growing need for employees with skills that range from socio-emotional and cross-cultural know-how to automation management and technology. Employers are voicing demand for technical and vocational skills in surveys and as a result, returns on secondary and tertiary education, as well as vocational and technical degrees, are growing…Enhancing Job Creation and Skills to Prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution | Seoul, Korea November 7-9, 2017…

How can we tell if artificial intelligence threatens work?  New technologies tend to shift jobs and skills. New technologies bring new products, which shift jobs across occupations: with the arrival of cars, the economy needed more assembly line workers and fewer blacksmiths. New technologies also bring new work processes, which shift skills in jobs…Economic history is full of examples of new technologies causing such shifts…

Hillary Clinton would be president if there were fewer robots in the workplace, study says Clinton could have won the 2016 presidential election if it had not been for the number of robots in the labor market, researchers said.  The Oxford University study found that workers whose jobs were at risk of automation were more likely to vote for Donald Trump. “Automation has always been an engine of prosperity,” Professor Carl Frey said in a statement Monday…

The Jobs That Artificial Intelligence Will Create  A global study finds several new categories of human jobs emerging, requiring skills and training that will take many companies by surprise. The threat that automation will eliminate a broad swath of jobs across the world economy is now well established. As artificial intelligence (AI) systems become ever more sophisticated, another wave of job displacement will almost certainly occur.  It can be a distressing picture. But here’s what we’ve been overlooking: Many new jobs will also be created — jobs that look nothing like those that exist today…

Artificial intelligence and the future of work and skills: will this time be different? New technologies tend to shift jobs and skills. New technologies bring new products, which shift jobs across occupations. With the arrival of cars, the economy needed more assembly line workers and fewer blacksmiths. New technologies also bring new work processes, which shift skills in jobs. With the arrival of copiers, office workers needed to replace ink cartridges but not use carbon paper. Economic history is full of examples of new technologies causing such shifts…

Dubai Just Appointed a “State Minister for Artificial Intelligence”  The United Arab Emirates made changes to its government ministers on Thursday, announcing a new position that focuses on the development of artificial intelligence. The UAE is the first nation with a government minister dedicated to AI…

Dubai teachers pitch for artificial intelligence in curriculum  Educators think that AI will help design a better classroom experience, speed up learning and help each child learn at their own pace. The robotics manager at Gems Dubai American Academy, believes teaching students AI at an early stage can help them in their literacy skills…

Expanding the conversation in education around ‘access’ to the Internet Few would argue with the contention that access to the Internet will be increasingly important to teaching and learning (and to learners and teachers) in the future.  Yes, we all know that there was learning before the Internet, and that you can learn without using the Internet. Let’s stipulate all of this up front. And yes, there are plentiful examples of the Internet being used in ways that are harmful or which degrade the learning environment – as well as examples of the Internet not being used at all, even though it is available and paid for…

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