Thursday, February 14, 2013

Charles K. Fadel - Creativity and innovation

Creativity and Innovation: From Man vs. Machine, to Man and Machine Learning & the Brain February 2013 Charles K. Fadel, MBA 21st Century Skills Our new world: VUCA - volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous Race up the value chain, with low skilled jobs that can be done by machines at the bottom and creativity at the top "I'm calling on our develop standards and assessments that don't simply.." Obama video: Google's Ass-Kicking Self-driving car video: Hatsune Miku "Vocaloid" - virtual pop star Production planning model solved using linear programming would have taken 82 years in 1988, only 1 minute in 2003. Not just processor speed. Imagine Google Goggles with Translate! "We tend to overestimate the effect of tech in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run." Roy Amara Hype cycle for emerging technologies Cloud computing = "synthetic neocortex" We are on the road to ExoBrain - computing power equivalent, not the cognitive ability, within the next 7 years "The future is already here - it's just not very evenly distributed." William Gibson World of AI and instant search. So what do we teach for? Wisdom Ethics Fluidity with tech Adaptability Resilience Curiosity Asking the right questions Synthesizing/integrating Creating! Japanese proverb: "Hammer the nail that protrudes" We do this far too often in education. Individuality v. Conformity "The Geography of Thought" Which pencil? Same color or different? Americans like different, Korean's like same. Radical vs. Incremental Creativity. "The Dot" - fell asleep with his pen on the paper, woke and reflected, wrote a book. Vs. Fadel's and others' incremental patents toward video conferencing. schmidhuber low-complexity art "Computers will write more than 90 percent of news in 15 years, and will win a Pulitzer Prize within 5 years." Kristian Hammond, CTO and cofounder of Narrative Science, a company that trains computers to write news stories Robert Plotkin, "The Genie in the Machine" about the automation of invention Evolution done algorithmically Humans control the "fitness criteria" The fallacy of automatophobia is that the automation is complete. This is never true. Humans always have a role to play. This always requires new skills. We must constantly upscale. "The race between technology and education" It is up to us to minimize the mismatch between technology and education systems. When education is behind, we experience social pain. When education is ahead of the curve, we prosper. "The best pathway involves teaching children to 'learn how to learn'" Vernor Vinge "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn" Alvin Toffler Center for Curriculum Redesign

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