Liberal Arts will rule the Digital World: Scott Hartley
| Education Jagat - 19 Sep 2018

IILM University played host to Scott Hartley, Venture capitalist and Internationally acclaimed author of the Fuzzy and the Techie: Why Liberal Arts will rule the Digital World. While interacting with the students and faculty members, Hartley articulated the importance of the liberal arts in the techno centric world. He made the case for humanities and social sciences in a tech-dominated era. His talk focused on the role that those with liberal arts degrees can play in applying such emerging technologies to the creation of breakthrough innovations. He said that a whole set of human abilities still haven’t been even approximated by artificial intelligence. He also discussed the fuzzy-techie collaborations at the centre of innovation in business, education and government.  Hartley elucidated as to how humanities graduates could actually be the real winners of the robot revolution. Machines are still incapable of true idea origination. His talk was centered around the principal thought of how liberal arts were relevant in the techie world. In fact, he is of the opinion that while technology’s promise is great, but it requires liberal arts in equal measure, the fuzzy and the techie working together in pursuit of shared human goals.
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