Making education intelligent

In his regular blog 'An Intelligent Future', Milestone Systems' VP R&D Hans Jørgen Skovgaard talks about the need for AI skills in the future.


AI is the new black; in 2016, 26.2 per cent of all newly started companies in the US were AI companies, in China 23,7 per cent and in Europe 15.1 per cent. In short, Europe lags behind when it comes to AI, says Hans Jørgen.

“Why isn’t AI a compulsory part of the curriculum of schools and universities? Imagine, if computer science were suggested a compulsory part of the curriculum 60 years ago, who would have taken that serious? Well, today, we couldn’t imagine it otherwise. The same will happen with AI, and this will bring along significant changes, just as it happened with computers.”

Hans Jørgen goes on to say that even though some jobs will be replaced by robots or machines in pace with the increasing use of AI, deep learning, machine intelligence, etc., human beings will not be taken over or replaced, they will have time to do other and more valuable things.

“Software experts must demystify AI and develop tools that makes it easier for everybody to understand and work with AI, deep learning, etc.,” says Hans Jørgen and continues: “My point is that we need many more people with AI skills, today and in the future, and these skills must be developed in the educational institutions. AI will become a permanent part of our work methodologies, so I encourage all to embrace AI. Most of the things we’ll consider cool in 2050, hasn’t been invented yet!”

Retrieved from Ingeniøren. Read the full blog in Danish here.