Shashidhar was speaking at an event hosted by Prof M M Pant at The Woods, Gurugram on the theme of ‘Educating Humans in the AI Era’. The relevance of GigTeam was to explore how a large population could be reached with the mission of evangelizing lifelong learning. There were other professionals sharing their thoughts too on related topics.
Prof M M Pant stated “My own major takeaway was that we need to explore lifelong learning as opposed to a finite diploma or degree oriented learning, helping us develop as ‘humans’ and not merely job-ready for the day. Which means pursuing the hard Sciences like Physics, Chemistry, Biology, but Sociology, Psychology and Anthropolgy as well. On a foundation of Philosophy and Mathematics which were said to be 2 sides of the same coin. Or perhaps on the same side itself as in a Möbius strip.
In recent times, we are swiftly moving forward having understood the world of atoms to a better understanding of the world in terms of bits, qbits and quantum Thinking and quantum computing. This is perhaps the current ‘obsession’ with AI, Machine Learning and allied Technologies such as Big Data, Blockchain, IoT, 3D Printing and so on.”