@Google CEO Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) compares Artificial Intelligence (#AI) to fire in its impact on the world, and its need to be harnessed for good.
Is this possible? How should schools prepare?
We believe that while AI will be harnessed for good towards, for example, the creation of amazing educational experiences. Its impact on the world may not be something that humanity can adequately harness because, like fire, anyone with technical skills can create and use it.
No one group of do-gooders can reel in bad actors, especially if those bad actors are other aggressive governments or non-state actors like multinational corporations or terror groups.
Any innovative school, with an eye towards the future, must prepare students to navigate AI as a technological inevitability and as a negative political possibility.