A child touches the robot Sophia, developed by a Hong Kong-based company, during a conference on artificial intelligence in Seoul. As machines threaten to displace human beings from some jobs, cultivating creativity in children has become more crucial. Photo: Yonhap

In the AI revolution, creative children – not wannabe bots – are the future

Koichi Hamada says Japan is investing in preschool education as the country recognises the need to foster creativity, critical thinking and communication skills in preparation for a machine-dominated future, one that the current rote-learning-based system will not serve

Topic |   Artificial intelligence

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A child touches the robot Sophia, developed by a Hong Kong-based company, during a conference on artificial intelligence in Seoul. As machines threaten to displace human beings from some jobs, cultivating creativity in children has become more crucial. Photo: Yonhap
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