Education for a Changing World Symposium

Hicksons is proud to support the department’s Education for a Changing World Symposium on 9-10 November 2017 that will bring together experts in education, industry and innovation to explore and debate AI and its potential impact on education.

The NSW Department of Education is leading work on the future direction for schools in the context of a rapidly changing world.

The project, Education for a Changing World, examines the strategic implications that advances in technology will have on education. It explores the potential impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation on schools, teachers and students.

The project is engaging with business, university and school leaders to help broaden the discussion with groups and individuals within and beyond the education sphere.

The evidence is building that young people today will face a very different world when they finish school. Many of today’s jobs may be automated or AI-augmented.

Invited delegates will hear from international and Australian speakers and participate in discussions on what the challenges and opportunities of an AI world will mean for students and how education systems should respond.

Expert speakers include Marc Tucker, President of the National Center on Education and the Economy in the United States; Genevieve Bell, Professor at ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science; Marita Cheng, founder of robotics start-ups, and Toby Walsh, Professor of artificial intelligence at UNSW.

Post by David Fischl and Angela Woods 

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