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For how long will we ask what to do with AI?

Professor Joan Gabel is the Chancellor of University of Pittsburgh. She joins the HEDx podcast to outline how a leading US research powerhouse from the rust belt is engaging with technology and industry partners to drive learning and innovation. Her university plays a lead role in the Global Forum of Competitiveness Councils. She argues that eventually we are not going to talk about what we will do with AI anymore. It will be as absurd as asking what we are going to do with the internet. Her view of the prospects of universities is that if we look a few years in the future we will see survivors of online providers and some campus based places that will close. She sees that there’s a limit to how much people will pay and how long it takes. The market will insist on greater efficiency and she is exploring a “PIttforce” skills program to meet that need.