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People want to keep up in the artificial intelligence age. Employers, educators, and governments are letting them down.
A first-of-its-kind international poll conducted by Northeastern and Gallup finds that majorities of people in the U.S., U.K., and Canada are optimistic about the future of artificial intelligence. They also fear that institutions are failing to provide lifelong learning in the new era of automation.
Northeastern graduate Anas Abou Allaban's app, Tarteel.io, follows users as they recite their prayers in Arabic, and offers corrections for any pronunciation errors. The startup company he co-founded was recently accepted into MassChallenge, a global business accelerator program for companies in their early stages.
The International Cybersecurity Center of Excellence will serve as a hub for international cybersecurity research, advocacy, and education. Its members will help governments to develop global cybersecurity standards, conduct research to stay ahead of evolving threats, and train students to handle cybersecurity threats in the future.
Research and Discovery
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In The Media
Joseph Aoun, president of Northeastern University and author of Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, says that universities will increasingly have to offer their students life-long learning plans: “At present, our education system is not affordable, adaptable or scalable,” he says. “Education…
Two powerful earthquakes shook Southern California in back-to-back days last week, stoking fear among residents that a major earthquake isn’t far off. Jerome F. Hajjar, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Northeastern, says it’s not a matter of if California will experience a huge, devastating earthquake, but when. And only some of the buildings in the state are prepared to withstand such a quake, he says.
Creating lifelong learning accounts could make it easier for employees to pay for their own education and training as economies around the world undergo the transformative move to automation. A new global survey conducted by Northeastern University and Gallup shows strong support for a program that would make it easier for employees to pay for the training they need.