Robot-Proof

Robot-Proof Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Revised and updated edition

Paperback (15 Oct 2024)

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Publisher's Synopsis

A fresh look at a "robot-proof" education in the new age of generative AI.


In 2017, Robot-Proof, the first edition, foresaw the advent of the AI economy and called for a new model of higher education designed to help human beings flourish alongside smart machines. That economy has arrived. Creative tasks that, seven years ago, seemed resistant to automation can now be performed with a simple prompt. As a result, we must now learn not only to be conversant with these technologies, but also to comprehend and deploy their outputs. In this revised and updated edition, Joseph Aoun rethinks the university's mission for a world transformed by AI, advocating for the lifelong endeavor of a "robot-proof" education.

Aoun puts forth a framework for a new curriculum, humanics, which integrates technological, data, and human literacies in an experiential setting, and he renews the call for universities to embrace lifelong learning through a social compact with government, employers, and learners themselves. Drawing on the latest developments and debates around generative AI, Robot-Proof is a blueprint for the university as a force for human reinvention in an era of technological change-an era in which we must constantly renegotiate the shifting boundaries between artificial intelligence and the capacities that remain uniquely human.

Book information

ISBN: 9780262549851
Publisher: MIT Press
Imprint: The MIT Press
Pub date:
Edition: Revised and updated edition
DEWEY: 378.01
DEWEY edition: 23/eng/20231228
Language: English
Number of pages: cm
Weight: 369g
Height: 203mm
Width: 133mm