With AI taking over, what will be the jobs that require uniquely human skills? And how do we foresee those and relook at what we call education today? fte current generation trained itself for the leftovers of the Industrial Revolution; what does the next generation train itself for?
Atul Jalan holds that 70% of human jobs will soon give way to the machine, and that super-specializations will be the first to go. But what concerns him about job loss is the loss of human-dignity as most people identify themselves with what they do. He also worries about man’s usefulness to the nation is its wars are being fought by machines and its fields ploughed by machines.
Siddharth Das is very convinced that the role of future education is enlightenment, rather than train us to turn levers. He believes that the questions should not be about education but about how we will achieve satisfaction and enrichment in a new society. But he and Atul end though, on the positive note that it will be AI that helps us discover our true potential.
Raghava KK, however, thinks that it should be the individual we should be discussing and not society as change happens at the individual level. What are we doing as individuals for enlightenment?
An enlightening discussion, utopian or dystopian depending on where you are looking at it from. If you love turning levers, prepare for disappointment.