To start with, I have to write that I strongly support all the things I have said about good education for our grandkids.
I am convinced that planet earth will have jobs a plenty for those well educated & equally so for work in this advanced N. America. What then about jobs in Canada? locally? Oh dear. Not so sure. Oh dear.
Sustainable global population is a third of present. Ottawa says that Canadian population is planned to grow, also Ontario. Confused? Me too. The Canadian government in Ottawa accepts that Global population has to go down, down. All this can only mean a shift in the distribution of global population.
Alright then. Ontario population is being planned to grow and Canadian population is planned to grow and this can only mean, hurrah, more jobs. Who are the employers? Not my concern & I am not into that kind of guessing other than to think Canadian would be employers are very venturesome folk.
Don’t forget that if the population here is to grow we will have immigrants. As to the indigenous population, I read that it is both growing fast & also, hurrah, vastly improving its education
All that I say about Population is me only doing my best guess.
Do you listen when the Globe & Mail prophecies something? I know I do & they just said…
See: Globe & Mail
Amazingly, the technology at the heart of these breakthroughs, Deep Learning, was largely developed in Canada. In fact, many of the world’s AI leaders in both academia and at the world’s most advanced technology companies – Google, Facebook, Apple, Open AI – came through the machine learning lab in the computer science department at the University of Toronto as PhD students, postdoctoral fellows or faculty.
I can’t say too often that in my mind there is real AI based on technology that we humans cannot understand and a lot of eye catching stuff where we do understand the technology but the machines are faster, possibly multi-tasking too. I reject the sweeping claims of (AI)? where humans can understand the driving technology.
Important though to Canada is to be an acknowledged leader in education, all education but especially STEM which embraces all Science skills, physical & desk.
When talking to family about the future of grandkids we stress good learning.
Parents (& Grandparents!) play a pivotal influencing role in their children’s lives, especially on their choices for post-secondary education. According to Let’s Talk Science’s report, 76 percent of student respondents said that parents (& Grandparents!)have the greatest influence on their educational direction, followed by teachers at 24 percent.
“Parents (& Grandparents!) can talk to their kids and get them to realize that they can be empowered through STEM education,” says Bonnie. “They build important skills which are necessary in any job such as critical thinking, problem-solving and the ability to communicate.”
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Everyday tasks such as making a family meal or taking a bath can be made into a scientific inquiry. Turn cooking into a chemistry experiment, or make this year’s garden a biology project! Encourage parents to foster and engage in this process of learning.
Great Grandkids. Great employs!
We all watch Sci-Fi. Short-cuts are taken to make a good story. Danger though because we come to believe in the short-cuts and we continue to think of what we see as truth.
We see Earth resources running out. When that happens we think “Oh well we’ll simply colonize space” Meanwhile we are a clever race, clever enough to reverse the ongoing rapid population increase. Clever enough to better use the sources we have. Clever enough to have a high standard of living, though not perhaps the same. Clever enough to stop creation of long and degrading wars. Clever enough to do these things in the time it will take to find a solution.
Colonizing Space Will be Hard. Will take perhaps a century to start.
To start with, successful life requires many kinds of creature and they each require to be nourished, they each carry in their frames all kinds of bugs & so on….
Meanwhile we have to scratch our heads and be clever humans. Humans as a race compose themselves of all types of individual, good bad etc. & since we have needed them all in the past we will need them in the future.
We have to preserve life on earth for more centuries & not be the 6th. extinction
Perhaps we will make good use of AI to help us.
On this two-year anniversary of the Paris climate accord, the world’s government, civic and business leaders are coming together in Paris to discuss one of the most important issues and opportunities of our time, climate change. While the experts’ warnings are dire, technology advances can help us better understand and address the environmental issues facing our planet.
Artificial intelligence may well be a game changer if we use AI so its features and capabilities are put to use by individuals and organizations around the world to improve real-world outcomes. There are few societal areas where AI can be more impactful than in helping address the urgent work needed to monitor, model and manage the earth’s natural systems.
See: AI for Earth
Much is talked about the possible evil effects of AI. Yes being the human race some will construct negative outcomes but time has shown that they will be combatted effectively by human good. There are many potential uses of AI that are positive for mankind.
April 22. Earth Day. Earth where Humans Live & Vow Good for Human Life.
We all want our grandchildren to do well in this changing world and it is really changing.
Gone are the days of our youth when the biggest plus to have was physical strength. Becoming less important in the working days of our children who learned control of engine powered machinery we have witnessed decline in the sole need for physical strength.
A Nobel Prize was won by Bob Dylan for the song “Times They Are A Changin”.
Advanced controls are & will more & more be used to control our machines. Our grandchildren will need broader & current new education to succeed the way we want.
Enter the era of Life STEM education. Let’s get our families to support it.
Life STEM I learned is “Life” & in my mind includes all ARTS which, no matter what the tongue is so important to understanding human living, & STEM which is just one of those, oh so popular, acronyms in this case meaning S (science), T (technology), E (engineering), M (math).