Computers are getting more powerful, smarter, and already host most of
the world's knowledge.
They'll be a transition phase in this century
where some mental tasks will be delegated to the AI computer. Some
of the mental skills that we're taught may no longer be required in a couple of decades.
This has significant implications for the future role of teaching and
learning. As AI takes on more of our intellectual tasks we also have to
ask what will be the purpose of teaching and learning?
How's that for a big question? :-)
Just for the sceptics, here's some food for thought:
"we won't experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century—it will be more like 20,000 years of progress"
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