A case for the humanities in the age of robots

As digital technology grows ever more powerful, the intellectual skills associated with the study of humanities, arts and social sciences are needed more than ever to tackle the challenges of disruption and innovation

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To say that technology is ubiquitous today is to state the obvious. Indeed, with the advent of the digital age, the influence that technology is exercising in our lives is accelerating at an alarming pace.

From the gig economy and the future of work to new pedagogies in education and the mass accumulation of data, technology is dominating conversations, shaping perspectives and driving policy decisions.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 14, 2019, with the headline A case for the humanities in the age of robots. Subscribe