In this interdisciplinary course, learn about exponential technologies and trends, recognize artificial intelligence in your daily life, and explore the implications of accelerating change. Analyze how we view work as a society and discuss possible solutions to mass unemployment and automation.
COMING FALL 2021
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To understand the social implications of technological progress, you’ll explore the accelerating rate of change in our society. What does it mean to live in a world defined by exponential growth?
Learn about the latest developments in the field of artificial intelligence and understand how to recognize AI in your daily encounters. Ask yourself: how do algorithms influence your decision-making?
Many experts believe we will soon face job displacement and mass unemployment due to automation. As more and more jobs are replaced with machines, how do you prepare for an environment where the only constant is change?
For better or worse, humans often derive a sense of purpose from work. What happens when we are no longer obligated to work? Can policies like universal basic income help society and the economy adapt?
Technologies like augmented reality, autonomous vehicles, robotics, biotech, and blockchain will soon reshape our lives in profound ways. What will these technologies look like in 10 years?
Changes driven by exponential technological progress mean that we don’t know what the jobs of the future will look like. Given the uncertainty, what should you actually be learning in school today?
Start your week with a series of fun, short videos created by the edgi team. Then dive deeper by choosing from curated resources like podcasts, videos, and articles.
Twice a week, join discussion sessions with your squad, led by edgi students. Explore topics from different perspectives and build on each other’s ideas.
Get to know people in other squads and make new friends at virtual socials like game nights, piña colada parties, bake-offs, movie watch parties, and more.