The lack of women in tech has been a talking point for several years now, but some people are beginning to realize that the long-term solution lies in changing cultural attitudes entirely. And nowhere are these attitudes more prevalent than in Asia – where boys have been traditionally encouraged to pursue STEM subjects by their families, in many cases at the expense of their sisters.
Technology and smart cities expert Ayesha Khanna talks about current tech trends – and where the internet of things, robotics and artificial intelligence and other innovations could take us in the future.
Transportation infrastructures today rely heavily on private car ownership. Policy makers believe radical innovation in this sector is needed to move it to a more sustainable system of mobility. An mobility services infrastructure would be required that would allow smart city residents to move away from private ownership to a combination of car-sharing and public transport.
Interview with FranceTV's Episode "Singapour les secrets de la réussite" on education in Singapore and how to move away from a focus on just grades and teach students the skills they need for emerging industries.
At the Singapore Writers Festival, Mrs Khanna will speak on a panel on "The Future Of Work", together with social entrepreneur and Nominated Member of Parliament Kuik Shiao-Yin as well as Future-Moves Group CEO Devadas Krishnadas. Mrs Khanna describes the future worker as a "tech-literate, creative thinker adept at cross-cultural collaboration".
The industries of the future will require people creative and innovative enough to work with technology, not be replaced by it. And workers will need resilience and grit, because failure, more often than not, is part of the innovation process. Externships lie precisely at the intersection of play and rigor, which is where innovation thrives.
As the Founder of coding school ’21C Girls’ and upskilling hub ‘The Keys Academy’, this education expert is helping spawn the next generation of tech-minded Millennials. "The future belongs to those who embody both the qualities of homo sapiens, man who knows; and homo faber, man who makes. In my mind, that is the definition of a smart citizen in a smart nation.”
The industries of the future require students to be innovative and creative and to have resilience and grit, as innovations demand tinkering, and failure is, more often than not, a natural step before success. Externships are a new model for providing the intersection of rigor and play where innovation thrives.
We innovate when we creatively solve real-life problems. Creating partnerships between industry and academia to expose students to real-life problems in secondary schools is the best way to prepare them for a competitive future where creativity will be rewarded and automation will threaten most jobs.
As every job in the future increasingly has an element of technology and data science in it, governments are rushing to make coding and robotics mandatory for school children. But we must not neglect the importance of applied learning and creativity in educating for the future – lest we create armies of graduates who are easily replaced by the very robots they create.
In the inaugural episode of Channel News Asia’s “Future Forward” series, host Asha Gill speaks with experts on architecture, urban planning, and technology to explore some of the leading “smart city” strategies around the world, especially Singapore.
How can we reignite passion and enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and math amongst tomorrow’s workforce? GE Reports speaks to Ayesha Khanna about how to re-engage young Australians in STEM.
The increasing ability of people to exchange goods, services, and labor directly, via online platforms, is transforming how modern economies operate. Smart regulation will bring out the best of the “sharing economy”.
The shareconomy is a highly efficient form of peer-to-peer capitalism, which lets participants mutually determine the value of goods and services on a transactional basis. But it is also chaotic, fraught with consequences that require a rapid evolution in regulations.
Tech giants like Google, Microsoft, Apple and Facebook are winning the war for talent and Silicon Valley office space, encouraging start-ups to go on a global hunt for a new heartland. In Asia, Singapore wants to be the answer.
THE most effective digital learning model for colleges is the flip teaching model. This involves students receiving instruction at home through online lectures, and doing homework in class where the teacher can mentor them.
According to the Oxford Dictionary, the word "security" means the "state of being free from danger or threat". But threats in the 21st century are complex and the perpetrators involved are not the usual suspects.
Many think technology in education means teaching students to search the Web for answers or teaching pre-schoolers how to use the computer mouse. Instead, children need to be taught how technology works, not merely how to use today’s tools.
Great cities will be increasingly distinguished by their capacity to produce inclusive, sustainable and innovative outcomes. These cities will be driven by empowered citizens, ubiquitous technologies and policies that enable the actors to redefine the way we work, live and play.
Disruptive technologies are shattering the notion of a stable career. The 19th-century model of education, which consists of a linear accumulation of credits from elementary school to university, can no longer guarantee success in the 21st century.
Asia’s infrastructure needs – in areas like power, transportation, housing, sanitation and water – will require US$8 trillion (S$9.83 trillion) of investment within the next decade, says the Asian Development Bank.
If technology drives economics -- rather than the reverse -- then we should elevate the notion of geo-technology above that of geopolitics and geo-economics as well. China's superpower rise is directly attributable to its technological strategy of dominating low-cost manufacturing.
Technology is granting us the ability to alter our perception of reality, construct multiple representations of ourselves, and have relationships with artificial agents. All of these are simultaneously expanding and destabilizing our sense of self.
Technik is about adaptability: the capacity to harness emerging technologies to improve our circumstances. We will differentiate societies on the basis not of their regime type or income, but of their capacity to harness technology.
Back in 2004, America’s leading humor magazine the Onion ran a story titled “American Robot’s Job Outsourced to Overseas Robot.” The lawnmower assembling 11-year old robot QT2D-7 bitterly complained of not receiving any notice or severance.
The globally mobile entrepreneur will decide where to invest capital and where to live will depend on a city’s ability to be generative, i.e. create a productive, participatory and personalized urban experience.
By 2050, over 70 percent of the world's population will live in cities. The rate of urbanization is staggering: more than 400 million people in China and 215 million people in India will migrate from villages to cities by 2015.
We are moving into a brave new world where knowledge will become an inexhaustible commodity and transform not just our economies but more deeply our sense of who we are -- and "not just for a generation, but forever."