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Dr. Michio Kaku: Robots Take Jobs...But Not From Teachers



At the June 27, 2016 ISTE famed futurist Dr Michio Kaku spoke to the assembled maxresdefault-1.jpgeducators about the coming “digitization” of many industries. He thinks it is only a matter of time--and not much time at that!--before many--maybe even most-- jobs now held by humans will be handled more cheaply and efficiently by robots. If my own past is any guide, I think he’s right.  But he was also quick to point out that there were some jobs that he didn’t see replaced by artificial intelligence any time soon--if at all. Teaching, Dr Kaku believes, is one of those jobs. So far nothing digital has appeared on the horizon that looks likely to replace the classroom teacher.  I’ve had reason to agree with him there too...

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RobotLAB ISTE 2016 Crew Inspired By Dr Michio Kaku's Keynote Speech

Michio_0.jpgThe momentarily stern-looking gentleman in this image gave the opening keynote address at the recent ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference, June 26 through 29,  2016, in Denver, Colorado. I’m certain his face is familiar, but do you know his name? I didn’t, although I feel like I’ve seen him a thousand times on TV explaining everything from time-travel to warp-drives (neither of which exists, of course; but after he got through explaining them I did  finally understand why!). And with his infectious enthusiasm and shock of gray hair, he is hard to miss.

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