As technology reshapes the labor market, experts are sharply divided over what skills students will need to become successful in the workplace of the future. However, few of these experts would have a reason to worry about Emma Yang’s future.
Yang, a 14-year old coder and concert pianist, spoke to CBS News’ Jim Axelrod about Timeless, an app she developed that uses AI technology to help Alzheimer’s patients recognize their loved ones. Yang was recently featured in Education Week‘s Schools And the Future of Work report, and is the first student featured in Education Week’s ‘Faces of the Future’ series.
The first time Emma Yang played Carnegie Hall she was 11. But that’s hardly the most impressive thing about her. How this high school freshman is helping lead the fight against #Alzheimers. @CBSEveningNews tonight. pic.twitter.com/WbFsMAHyG2
-- Jim Axelrod (@JimAxelrod) February 7, 2018
Had so much fun profiling Emma last fall for @EducationWeek‘s ‘Faces of the Future’ series. Her work on @timeless_ai, using #AI to help #Alzheimers patients, is inspiring. //t.co/Z9zutb4K9d pic.twitter.com/o8ny8HlHkE
-- Benjamin Herold (@BenjaminBHerold) February 7, 2018
A version of this news article first appeared in the On Air: A Video Blog blog.