Giving Compass' Take:

· Tom Vander Ark at Getting Smart talks about the Information Age, how artificial intelligence is advancing and its potential to influence different parts of society. Vander Ark further explains that with advancing AI and technology, students need to be challenged more in order to build the skills they need. 

· How has artificial intelligence infiltrated the education sector? How is it changing society and the way we research? 

· Here's more on the incorporation of artificial intelligence in education.


The Information Age ushered in new tools that changed life and work for people around the world. Over four decades, businesses and public services began to take advantage of the information processing power of computers.

The last ten years of the Information Age included the rise of mobile devices and sensors, fast processing and cheap storage. The data explosion set the stage for artificial intelligence–code that learns.

Over the last two years, artificial intelligence (AI) has quietly become ubiquitous in every aspect of life. It curates the screens we watch, detects disease, boosts agricultural outcomes, and helps determine if we get a loan or go to jail.

Code that learns will prove to be humankind’s greatest invention. It will help cure disease, create clean energy, and produce cheaper, safer transportation. It will also displace jobs, concentrate wealth, and create new existential risks. AI will have more influence on the lives and livelihoods of young people over the next several decades than any other factor.

Read the full article about the Information Age and artificial intelligence in school by Tom Vander Ark at Getting Smart.