Education in the Age of Smart Machines

Education is arguably society’s most important type of service.  Education is also slow to change in many ways.  However, that was before the age of smart machines. To find out why and how things are about to change, be sure to be on hand, when on June 3 at Union College in Schenectady, New York, David Ferruci, the IBM Researcher who led the creation of the Watson/Jeopardy supercomputer, will be the keynote speaker at the 2011 Symposium on Engineering and Liberal Education. At this annual symposium, researchers and educators from Union College and a network of universities including MIT, ASU, and over a dozen others, have been working for several years on innovative curriculum reform that breaks free of the zero-sum, knowledge-silo thinking that has hampered real progress in education. Find out more and register today (

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