Author(s): Anthony Seldon
Four Propositions in the Fourth Education Revolution, 'Schools and universities in the developed world are doing a good job overall at preparing students ... for the twentieth century.' 'We have schools 180 degrees wrong: we are educating our young to become more like machines, like robots; but digital technology and AI machines will always outperform us. Instead, we need to be educating our young to become more fully human.' 'Our politicians, educators and administrators the world over are asleep to the 4th education revolution hurtling towards us. We are failing our young people, our countries and the world by not adapting quickly enough to how AI will change the way that education takes place, the jobs it is preparing them for, and the society in which they will live.' 'AI is the biggest change to education since the printing press. It can be compared to the arrival of the internal combustion engine in the 1880s, except it will change the world far more subtly and profoundly. If we can take the right decisions, we will see the biggest enhancement of human fulfilment and happiness the world has seen. Get it wrong and the quality of our life will suffer a catastrophic loss'. The conclusion... 'Nothing matters more than education if we are to see AI liberate not infantilise humanity.' Book jacket.