By now, you’ve heard about robots taking over our jobs.
But there’s more to this trend than just the rise of automation.
A new book by a researcher at Carnegie Mellon University and a tech entrepreneur calls it “the next big thing in education.”
In the new book, “Robots: The Rise of the Third Industrial Revolution,” author and researcher Matthew M. Lohner looks at what that future could mean for education.
“We’re going to have robots take over our workforces, and we’re going have the robots take care of the people,” Lohninger told Tech Insider in an interview.
“We’re already seeing the effects, because we’re seeing more robots.
We’ve got robots in factories.
We have robots in warehouses.
We’re going through this transition, which is what we see happening in schools, and it’s happening to everything.”
Lohner says robots are changing the way we work, which he believes will have a profound impact on our future.
“You’re seeing that robots are displacing humans, and that means there are going to be tremendous consequences to the workforce,” he said.
“There’s a whole class of people who are going be impacted.”
But the impacts of these shifts will be felt across a range of industries.
For one, Lohners believes the “next big thing” is robotics, or AI, which Lohns says will transform everything from education to work.
“What’s happening in education is a great example of how the future of the human workforce will be changing,” he explained.
“The robots are taking over everything.
There are going more robots in the factory, there are robots taking care of people, there’s robots taking the care of plants.
And that’s all because of AI.
AI will change everything.”
In addition to robots taking our jobs, Loyns believes automation is also a significant contributor to rising levels of inequality in the U.S. According to a 2016 report by the Economic Policy Institute, inequality in U.s. is at its highest level in decades.
While the study does not identify any specific cause for the increase in inequality, Luyns thinks that’s largely a result of technological advances.
“It’s not necessarily the lack of a good education,” he told Tech Insiders.
“It’s technology, and technology will make things more unequal.
It’s the same thing with race, and I think the same is true for other forms of inequality.”
It’s also a result, Loo said, of the rise in automation.
“This is the most disruptive thing in human history,” he argued.
“Technology is destroying people’s jobs, and people are not prepared for it.
We need to have a response.”
Loo says the U of M is already seeing some of the effects of automation, including the closure of its robotics lab, the loss of several top professors and the departure of a number of faculty members.
“The robotics center was really important to the university because it was home to some of our most creative minds, but that’s been totally wiped out,” he added.
“So we’re having to reevaluate everything we do, and the robotics program is the only thing that has been really saved.”
The future of education could also include AI, Loho said, which has a major impact on what students learn.
“If we’re relying on technology to create knowledge, then we’re missing out on an amazing educational experience,” he predicted.
“AI is going to give students the ability to do incredible things, and students are going a step further than they ever have before.”
While automation is one of the most promising technologies in the near future, Lohns believes a better solution is still a long way off.
“If we want to truly create the future that we need to create, we’re not going to get there by building machines in factories,” he warned.
“What we need is a system that will enable people to do amazing things in a way that is truly collaborative.”
But for now, robots are the big driver for a number education companies, and Lohnger is hopeful that the trend will eventually lead to automation replacing humans in many areas of education.
“I think the trend is just getting started,” he assured.
“In 20 years, maybe there will be robots doing everything.”