Robot-Proof: higher education in the age of artificial intelligence

Prof Joseph Aoun, President of Northeastern University
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17:00 - 18:15
Oxford Martin School
Old Indian Institute Building
34 Broad Street
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Corner of Catte and Holywell Streets

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Lectures and seminars
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Disabled access?
Booking required

Driverless cars are hitting the road, powered by artificial intelligence; robots can climb stairs, open doors, win Jeopardy, analyse stocks, work in factories, find parking spaces and advise oncologists. In the past, automation was considered a threat to low-skilled labour. Now, many high-skilled functions, including interpreting medical images, doing legal research, and analysing data, are within the skill sets of machines. How can higher education prepare students for their professional lives when professions themselves are disappearing?

Join Northeastern University's President Joseph Aoun in conversation as he discusses new ways to educate the next generation of university students to invent, to create, and to discover - to fill needs in society that even the most sophisticated artificial intelligence agent cannot.

There will be a drinks reception and book signing following the talk, all welcome