- education is a huge challenge and we need to change what we teach kids
- we should not teach kids to compete with machines because the machines will do better
- we should focus on teaching kids values, independent thinking and to care for others
- we should focus our teaching on skills such as sports, music and art
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.
Do you agree with Jack Ma?