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AI vs Education: AI is a Superpower That We Need To Tame

Sanjay Sarma, CEO, Asia School of Business

02-Jun-23 12:00

AI vs Education: AI is a Superpower That We Need To Tame

There’s been a bit more buzz around AI this week following an open letter signed by a group of AI experts and other high-profile figures and released by the Center for AI Safety. The open letter had only one line - “Mitigating the risk of extinction from AI should be a global priority alongside other societal-scale risks such as pandemics and nuclear war.”

Now contemplating and discussing the end of the world is a bit beyond our scope here on BizBytes, but one thing is clear, AI is powerful and we shouldn’t take its power to disrupt for granted.

One key example is the way AI could potentially impact the next generation of workers. The World Economic Forum's "The Future of Jobs Report 2020" predicted that 85 million jobs globally will be replaced by AI by 2025, but the same report also indicates that AI can potentially generate 97 million new roles. And this was before ChatGPT made AI mainstream.

Now while on the surface it seems like we could see a net positive change in job numbers, the thing is, the types of jobs that AI will create will differ from those being lost.

So in order to address the potential changes ahead when it comes to jobs and the workplace, we need to look at education today, particularly at tertiary education institutions and how they are adapting to the AI’s sudden rise - both in terms of how it impacts education today and how universities can prepare their students for changing landscape.

With that in mind, on this episode of Enterprise BizBytes, we’re asking the question: how could AI influence tertiary education?

Helping us with this discussion is Sanjay Sarma, CEO of the Asia School of Business.

Produced by: Roshan Kanesan

Presented by: Roshan Kanesan

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