Aiming to give the next generation of innovators a head start with a unique educational experience, Samsung have created Not a School at Samsung KX:
Not a School?
A mix of educational workshops, debates and hands-on projects - all led by the muli-talented Charlie Dark of Run Dem Crew fame. Featuring talks and mentoring from brilliant peeps like comedian, Reuben Christian; founder of OOM Supper Club, Shanice Bryce; innovotative storyteller and cultural strategist, Adah Parris; photographer, Andriana Lagoudes; film maker, Lawrence Lartley; and writer, Jodi A Bickley. All of whom are set to share skills in creative problem solving, critical thinking... and more!
Each week a new theme will be explored, and taken from what young people have told us matters most to them:
Challenge 1: Good Vibes Only
Challenge 2: Make Sustainability Personal
Challenge 3: Humanise Technology
You can’t predict the future. You have to build it as you go...
I'd have loved to have had something like this when I was Not an Adult! Growing up, I noticed people were always talking about lots of stuff, but not always about the things that I thought should matter, or talking about them in the right ways. I still feel like that now sometimes, if I'm honest. (I guess in some ways, I haven't grown up...)
I've always had an insatiable curiosity, active imagination and inventiveness. But creatively speaking, I was all-too often discouraged from following my heart - with some of my teachers over the years wanting me to stay in a neat little metaphorical box, and them being a tad condescending about some of the things I loved and drew inspiration from.
The pace of the world is changing at such a rapid rate. My current job as an Online Community Lead didn't exist even as a concept when I was still in education in the '90s. And everything that isn't Samsung (and some of it that is!) or customer service related that I've brought to the job has been self-taught through access to improving tech, and the vast source of information that is the internet. (Who'd have thought that me messing about/spamming on forums back in the Noughties would've led to anything useful?)
We all love to speculate what the future will be - whether it's horrific dystopias or wonderous utopias. But the truth, like it says in the video, is that tomorrow is built as we go along today. And young people today, who've always been natives of the digital world, genuinely are the builders of the future.
I'd be interested in other people's thoughts on this all - and what parts of the future they can see being built today - so please post your comments below!
More about Not a School here: https://news.samsung.com/uk/samsung-launches-unique-educational-experience-to-prepare-young-people-f...
And Not a School's page on our website: https://www.samsung.com/uk/explore/kings-cross/not-a-school/
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Certainly Not a School is an interesting concept, learning New techniques in a fun and friendly environment.
@AntS @SjorsK Think there is a tentency for some teachers/peers to encourage folk to go for the safe choices and whilst more creative choices will not always work out some thinking out the box more likely to bring rewards than pigeonholing.
Always good to have some hobbies which you may be able to utilise in the future and what some consider to be "messing about" will actually be exploring and picking up some new skills. Particularly in the modern world technology is rapidly changing and whilst there are indeed challenges also opportunities.
In terms of the future a few ideas here:
Whilst risks with AI and we need to get ethics right I think it can offer us great benefits and create opportunities for those who may be marginalised. AI could be used in the fields of recruitment and career advancement to restrict biases that humans have (even if that can be unconscious). For menial jobs that will be replaced there will be new roles we van train for such as interaction modelers and machine learning managers.
Need to look how AI can be enhanced to assist Social Media Moderators, though there are challenges and think will need human interaction for a long time yet. With automated systems difficult to determine the context in the same way that staff can do. Of course, many sites use filters but there can sometimes be unintended consequences. Nonetheless for instance Facebook have been researching system that can flag photos and videos and they have the AI tool for picking up signals for those at risk of harming themselves.
Technology in medicine is rapidly advancing and we can utilise AI much more in the future. Whilst should never replace the human interaction which patients will trust can greatly assist Practioners in providing better care and more efficiency and opportunities will open up in research and innovation. For instance, AI-driven smartphone app can now handle the task of triaging 1.2 million people in North London to Accident & Emergency (A&E). These systems are able to learn from each incremental case and can evaluate from more cases in minutes than a Dr could see in many lifetimes. Ideally suited to helping where there are limited trained staff. many TB-prevalent countries there is a lack of radiological expertise and Using AI, radiographs uploaded from these centres could be interpreted by a single central system. In the future patients could have an electronic footprint and easier to evaluate when intervention is required. AI could determine the advantages/risks of various courses of action.