In their new book “The Future Computed,” Microsoft president Brad Smith and EVP of AI and research Harry Shum discuss the future of artificial intelligence.
They argue that one of “the most important conclusions” they drew was the need for more liberal arts majors in tech.
As consumer-ready AI reaches human parity, they say, lessons from disciplines like psychology will be increasingly important.
In 2011, Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates told a panel of American governors that a liberal arts education would hold back college graduates in the modern economy.
A few days later, late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs declared that “it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing.”
Seven years later, Gates’ company is siding with Jobs.
Microsoft president Brad Smith and EVP of AI and research Harry Shum wrote in their new book “The Future Computed” that “one of the most important conclusions” of Microsoft’s recent research into artificial intelligence is that lessons from liberal arts will be critical to unleashing the full potential of AI.
Smith and Shum wrote:
“At one level, AI will require that even more people specialize in digital skills and data science. But skilling-up for an AI-powered …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Technology