Education in the era of disruptive technology

When machines can take over jobs of humans, education has to foster creativity, stress EQ over IQ, and enable lifelong learning.

The world is undergoing tremendous change in the ways of doing business, in lifestyles and work.

The changes will become more rapid with the prevalence of disruptive technology made possible by advances in computers, artificial intelligence (AI) and automation. This age of disruptive technology is sometimes called the fourth industrial revolution or Industry 4.0.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 24, 2019, with the headline 'Education in the era of disruptive technology'. Print Edition | Subscribe