"Cognitive Computing: A Future Pathway for Global Affairs Students"

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Regina Joseph, NYU, presentation on Cognitive Systems Institute Speaker Series, March 24, 2016.

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"Cognitive Computing: A Future Pathway for Global Affairs Students"

  1. 1. COGNITIVE COMPUTING: A FUTURE PATHWAY FOR GLOBAL AFFAIRS STUDENTS MARCH 2016 REGINA JOSEPH NEW YORK UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR GLOBAL AFFAIRS &
  2. 2. GLOBAL AFFAIRS: THE CHALLENGE TO PEDAGOGY & REACH A POTENTIAL SOLUTION: EMBED COGNITIVE COMPUTING TRAINING AS AN INTEGRAL COMPONENT OF TEACHING INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
  3. 3. STRATEGIC ANALYSIS: NOW MORE THAN EVER 20TH CENTURY SPUTNIK LEADS TO TITLE VIII FUNDING21ST CENTURY SPUTNIK ARISES AS TITLE VIII FUNDING IS SLASHED
  4. 4. STRATEGIC ANALYSIS: NOW MORE THAN EVER
  5. 5. THE REALITIES OF THE 21st CENTURY LANDSCAPE: CHALLENGES OF THE ZETTABYTE AGE 1.8 BILLION active social media users globally 6.5 BILLION mobile phone subscribers 2 MILLION Google searches 571 websites launched 100,000 “Tweets” 34,220 “Likes” 72 hours of new video 200 MILLION emails 3600 new images THE 4 “V”S: VOLUME VELOCITY VARIETY VERACITY
  6. 6. THE EDUCATIONAL CHALLENGE: HOW WE TEACH IR BUT 21st CENTURY REALITIES (DUE TO TECHNICAL CHANGES IN NEWS DISTRIBUTION AND CONSUMPTION & EDUCATION) REQUIRE DEEP EXPERTISE COMBINED W/ BROAD & SHALLOWER SKILLS/EXPERIENCE Specialist CURRENT EDUCATION PROMOTES AND REWARDS NICHED EXPERTISE
  7. 7. GLOBAL AFFAIRS: THE CHALLENGE TO PEDAGOGY & REACH
  8. 8. DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES: TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE IR Philip Tetlock and Barbara Mellers FORECASTING TOURNAMENTS ARE DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES. THEY ARE PRAGMATIC AND PURE TESTS OF ACCURACY, AND THUS AVOID THE PITFALLS OF IDEOLOGY AND PRECONCEPTIONS. THEY TEND TO REWARD BROAD UNDERSTANDING AS WELL AS ACTIVE OPEN-MINDED THINKING THEY CAN ALSO SERVE AS COST EFFECTIVE VEHICLES TO ENGAGE MILLENNIALS. BY FAVORING PARTICIPANTS WHO DEVELOP OPTIMAL USE OF OPEN SOURCE INFORMATION, THEY CAN IMPROVE THE DEPTH OF PARTICIPANTS’ KNOWLEDGE
  9. 9. THANK YOU RJ652@NYU.EDU RJ@SIBYLINK.COM

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