On AI and Jobs, We Are All Augmentarians Now
Forbes - 06/08/2018
But there is a tension at the heart of this automation vs. augmentation debate that wasn’t really addressed at the conference. There was much discussion, for example, of the need for workers to continually renew their skills, and advocacy for that old chestnut “lifelong learning.” Joseph Aoun, the President of Northeastern University, was particularly strong on this issue (as he writes in his book Robot Proof). But the fact that we’ve been talking about lifelong learning for a long time without it really taking off suggests that it requires substantial attention and motivation on the part of the prospective learners.