Future of Work Opinion

Artificial Intelligence, Schooling, & Tomorrow's Jobs

Are students academically prepared for a future of jobs we have yet to imagine, shaped by technology we have yet to invent? The next decade will usher in a technology revolution—with artificial intelligence leading the way—and most schools are ignoring or unaware of how these changes will affect their classrooms, say experts close to the subject. In this special collection of Commentary essays, professors, advocates, and futurists challenge us all to deeply consider how schooling must change—and change soon—to meet the needs of a future we cannot yet envision.

Sara Tyson
Science Commentary Preventing an Artificial-Intelligence Fueled Dystopia, One Student at a Time
Could engaging traditionally underrepresented students in AI development save us from a dystopia? Tess Posner makes the case.
Tess Posner, December 11, 2017
4 min read
Harry Campbell
Science Commentary Artificial Intelligence Is Around the Corner. Educators Should Take Note
AI could materially improve education—if educators and policymakers start answering some tough questions today, urges Michael Bennett.
Michael Bennett, December 11, 2017
5 min read
Christophe Vorlet
Curriculum Commentary We Need to Modernize Education. The Clock Is Ticking
Flipping the curriculum and updating the goals of education could prepare us for the artificial-intelligence era, writes Charles Fadel.
Charles Fadel, December 11, 2017
2 min read
Skip Sterling
College & Workforce Readiness Commentary Students Must Be Prepared to Reinvent Themselves
Getting ready for an unknown future of employment means unlearning what we know about education, writes Christopher Dede.
Christopher Dede, December 11, 2017
4 min read
Stephanie Shafer
College & Workforce Readiness Commentary The 5 Habits of Extreme Learners
As new technology shakes up the workforce, we must empower students to take control of their own learning, writes Milton Chen.
Milton Chen, December 11, 2017
4 min read