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Preparing the Next Generation for the Second Machine Age

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45 % of todays jobs will disappear by 2035. How do we raise a generation to complement rather than compete with computers?

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Preparing the Next Generation for the Second Machine Age

  1. 1. Preparing Our Next Generation for the Second Machine Age DeeChee – The Robot Who Learns Language Like a Human Child
  2. 2. Computers anno 1950
  3. 3. Two Books
  4. 4. How Humans learn: Image: David Castillo Dominici @freedigitalimages Adaptive and Flexible Thinking
  5. 5. Learning by Problem Solving and Contexts Images: toonpool.com & stock images @ FreeDigitalPhotos.net
  6. 6. Image: Cho Joo Young @freedigitalimages I’m hungry. Wish I had a cookie. Makes me think of Grandma. It was Christmas last time I was there. A big icicle hung from the gutter. I did a science experiment with icicles once. The teacher had funny glasses. P(MΙD) = P (DΙM)P(M)/P(D) How to Appreciate Human Intelligence: “try to build artificial intelligence embodied in computer architecture” ~ Jonathan Mugan
  7. 7. Embodiment and sensory input “Physical experience is the Foundation of Knowledge” ~Jonathan Mugan
  8. 8. Moore’s Law vs. Moravec’s paradox
  9. 9. Threats in the Second Machine Age • Automating more sophisticated jobs • Consumption reflects digital re-production rather than human labor input • Removing barriers to competition: “winner takes all” (globalization) Bounty Spread
  10. 10. Capitalism in The Second Machine Age “Freemiums” Premiums Ubiquity
  11. 11. Beyond Blue Collar/White Collar? Can you automate Mom? Putting a price on care- taking jobs that provide “human touch”. Creative professions are (still) hard to replicate by robots, but subject to “long tails” and economies of scale. Will we generate enough green jobs to save our jobs and our environment?

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