Here is what we believe about the necessity of lifelong learning for all.
No one should waste time and money on skills that will soon be useless. We need to learn relevant things for the future we are going into. An advertisement asks: do you think it is about mindset or skillset? The answer is: BOTH! Mindset without a skillset is useless; the separation without the mindset is directionless.
Skills for the future will be a combination of technological knowledge and the courage to think for yourself. We must dare to think something about what this future should be like, in order to be able to make active choices. It is too easy to say that "we only teach kids to code". Everyone has to learn and we have to learn more than coding. We need to teach kids and everyone else, DIGITAL CREATION. We must become something more than good consumers of new technology - we must be able to recreate it. And we adults must not tolerate so easily the learning that does not apply to ourselves.
But what are the necessary skills for the future?
Direct competition against robots is a losing battle for humans. Robots, automation and AI are all about what the machines are very good at. It is to be able to read and find patterns in large amounts of data, but to interpret these patterns correctly, a way that is also culturally and politically rooted, which reflects the extremely complex human psyche, only people can and should do. Better and cheaper robots will be able to perform most of our routine tasks that require little or no creativity. On the other hand, tasks that require flexible action in unpredictable environments, and that require empathy, people will always be better at. AI is well suited for administrative and routine tasks. People are invincible in tasks that require care and consideration. Either way, it will be exciting and require a lot of new knowledge.
Claude Shannon, the father of Information Theory, said: "We know the past but cannot control it. We control the future but cannot know it ».
Join and explore the future, so that together we can drive it in a good direction.
- Silvija Seres
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