Head of School's Corner

Weekly Message from Head of School 2017/10/16-2017/10/22

Dear Parents,

There have been a number of high profile discussions and disagreements recently about the value and the potential dangers of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Elon Musk, of Tesla and other future-gazing enterprises, has stated baldly that AI will eradicate humans, and that the struggle for the strategic, national control of AI will be a likely cause of World War 3. Mark Zuckerberg, of Facebook fame, has rejected this view as nonsense.Closer to home, our own Jack Ma has a more practical and less apocalyptic attitude to AI.He is well aware of the huge functional advantage of AI and World War 3, in his view, “should be against poverty, disease, and environment pollutions”. Most important, perhaps, is that Jack Ma’s views on AI are tied in stimulating ways to the K through 12 school education of the future.

Jack Ma made this clear in mid-September, in a provocative talk to the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York. In this address, he suggested that many of today’s …

Posted by steven on Friday October 20
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Malcolm McKenzie

Malcolm McKenzie is the Founding Head of School of Keystone Academy. He grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, and studied at the Universities of Cape Town, Oxford, and Lancaster.

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