Giving Compass' Take:

• Andrew Chen at Getting Smart writes on how artificial intelligence curriculum can actually help prepare students for careers and success in a world with growing technology. 

• How will technology impact jobs moving forward? How can donors help finance preparation our students to succeed in an increasingly AI-driven world?

• Here's an article posing the question: Does America face an artificial intelligence ethics gap?

The fear that surrounds AI, automation and its impact on American jobs largely outweigh understanding of its benefits and opportunities. This isn’t new; the fear and lack of understanding surrounding AI are deeply rooted in modern culture. Concerns of job loss due to automation have been voiced and formally addressed since 1962, when President John F. Kennedy announced the “Manpower Development and Training Program,” created to retrain workers whose jobs had been lost to automation. And we’ve all seen the headlines about how AI is impacting the job market, particularly when the news is negative.

Evidence that these fears are well-founded seemed to play out in 2018, depending on which story you read. GM’s massive layoffs in November reflected the talent and workforce strains associated with the digitization of nearly every industry in America. Meanwhile, Amazon opened its first store with checkout-free shopping and automatic billing almost two years ago; self-checkout systems at our nation’s retail giants are further reducing the need for cashiers and other back-office workers, and even high-paying jobs in manufacturing and IT are being automated thanks to new AI-powered tools.

Read the full article about artificial intelligence curriculum by Andrew Chen at Getting Smart.