Learning is, increasingly, what separates human skills from those of the machine. In a world increasingly shaped by machine learning, we certainly having our work cut out for us.
And still, it is all we have. As, Esko Kilpi puts it:
“Scientists have discovered that learning is learnable. We can create ways for very large numbers of people to become learners. But learning itself has changed, it is not first acquiring skills and then utilizing those skills at work. Post-industrial work is learning. Work is figuring out how to solve a particular problem and then scaling up in a reflective and iterative way — with technology and with other people.”
The more I dig into our shared future with machines, the more convinced I am that the real difference between us, for the foreseeable, understandable, future is volition.
It is we who set the great wheels of learning in motion, we who teach the machines to learn. This new form of meta-learning is the future of learning, and it’s time we learn it.