Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

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Luncheon Presentation by JOSEPH E. AOUN, President, Northeastern University
Registration 12:15pm
Lunch 12:30pm
Close 2:00pm


How can higher education prepare learners for their professional lives, when professions themselves are disappearing? Is a “robot-proof” education concerned solely with topping up minds with high-octane facts? Rather, by adopting an experiential learning model, it calibrates them with a creative mindset and mental elasticity to invent, discover or create something valuable to society. A new discipline, humanics, will build on our innate strengths and prepare us to compete in a labor market in which smart machines work alongside human professionals. And, lifelong learning opportunities will support our ability to adapt to change. Joseph E. Aoun, President of Northeastern University, proposes a way to educate the next generation of learners to invent, create and discover, to fill needs in a society that even the most sophisticated artificial intelligence agent cannot.


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Joseph E. Aoun, a well-known higher education thought leader and renowned scholar in linguistics, is the seventh President of Northeastern University. Under his leadership, the university has significantly increased its growth in external research funding, created a network of campuses across North America, established leadership in flexible lifelong learning, and recruited 60 percent of its tenured and tenure-track faculty. President Aoun received his Ph.D. in Linguistics and Philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and advanced degrees from the University of Paris VIII and Saint Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon. He was recently appointed as Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by the President of the French Republic.

 


Regular Menu

San Daniele Ham with Figs, Burrata Cheese and Balsamic Pearls

Seared Sea Bass with Veloute and Petit Vicky Carrots and Mashed Potato

Citrus Breton Tart filled with Lemon Mascarpone and Berries

 

Vegetarian Menu

White Asparagus Gratin with Parmesan Cheese and Baby Cress (V)

Roasted Vegetable Napoleon Stick of Portobello Mushroom, Eggplant and Herb Oil (V)

Citrus Breton Tart filled with Lemon Mascarpone and Berries

Event Details

Tue 19 Feb 2019
12:15 - 2 p.m.

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

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$500 Asia Society Members/ Northeastern Alumni/ MIT Club of Hong Kong/ University of Southern California; $650 Non-Members; $5,000 Table of 10
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