Jack Ma's take on education
Jack Ma is the founder of Alibaba Group and one of the richest men in the world. He spoke at the World Economic Forum in 2018 about education. A quick summary:
In some ways I agree. Why memorize facts if you can quickly google the answer? However, what if google gives you the wrong answer? Would you even know? The internet isn't a fact-checked source of information; it's full of misinformation and untruths, misrepresented facts and lies designed to make you think a certain way. And who will create, program and develop the machines that are going to do all this work for us?
I know research in Artificial Intelligence is developing new areas that most of us can't even begin to imagine but I still think that a machine can never feel the way a person can. We need our kids to understand what empathy is and why it matters, to question with respect, to have the courage to voice an alternative opinion. Character matters and our kids need to learn it.
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