In this talk, futurist, author, and technologist, Byron Reese answers these questions and explains that the University system is a 12th Century French invention that remains to this day largely unchanged from its origins in the Middle Ages.
“Our K-12 system is a 19th Century German invention designed to produce homogenous factory workers,” he says. “It too remains unchanged since the late 1800s. Now, we find ourselves in a world that has changed in ways no one expected. Now, the two most important job skills are the ability to independently learn new skills and working collaboratively with a team, neither of which are taught in our existing framework.”
Attendees can expect to learn:
How education will be different in the next decade
What skills will be needed in a technical future
How to spot a robot-proof job
What a 21st Century education could look like
“Our world is full of countless institutions, each of which evolved over that long history to fill a specific purpose. The institutions upon which our world rests will play a big part in how the future unfolds.”
– Byron Reese
How will automation change the workplace? Will robots take all the jobs?
Should we fear or welcome artificial intelligence?
In this disruptive period, how can we embrace change in business?
How is education being changed through technology? How will it?