This was a very interesting read, and really has me thinking about the what the world will be like a decade or two out.
Mark Cuban, billionaire tech. guy, claims that in 10-15 years that computer science degrees will be less favored over liberal arts majors such as Philosophy. He pretty much sums up that he believes one day Artificial Intelligence will be able to correct itself and think on its own, leaving people who have learned how to think critically from global perspectives - more valuable.
"What is happening now with artificial intelligence is we'll start automating automation," Cuban tells AOL. "Artificial intelligence won't need you or I to do it, it will be able to figure out itself how to automate [tasks] over the next 10 to 15 years.
"Now the hard part isn't whether or not it will change the nature of the work force -- it will," he continues. "The question is, over the period of time that it happens, who will be displaced?"
He views previously lucrative jobs in industries like accounting and computer programming as subject to the powers of automation. To remain competitive, Cuban advises ditching degrees that teach specific skills or professions and opting for degrees that teach you to think in a big picture way, like philosophy.
"Knowing how to critically think and assess them from a global perspective, I think, is going to be more valuable than what we see as exciting careers today which might be programming or CPA or those types of things."
Personally, I have been planning to major in Economics with a minor in Philosophy. As such, i'm a little biased and like what i'm hearing - and it makes sense. However, I do not see artificial intelligence advancing to that level in a mere 10-15 years. What do you guys think the future holds? Where will the emphasis be on education, and what kind of skillsets do you think will take the throne as most coveted? What kind of problems do you see arising?