"The scale of global societal problems looks daunting. One person, or even a
small team, is minuscule relative to the number of people who need help. For
example, since ChatGPT has exploded onto the scene, our children's future
employment prospects (and current educational experience, with ChatGPT-powered
cheating) are in existential danger. There is an area close to mathematics,
however, which devises solutions in which problems solve themselves even
through self-serving human behavior: game theory.
Po-Shen Loh is a math professor, researcher, and educator who transitioned to
devise new solutions for large-scale real-world problems. He will talk about
his experience going between the ivory tower of academia and the practicality
of the real world, where he ultimately innovated fundamentally new approaches
to pandemic control <https://novid.org
> and scalable advanced live math
He will also discuss educational strategies that build relevant skills to
survive this new era of Generative AI (e.g. ChatGPT). He has been working
extensively on that problem, and draws from experience teaching across the
entire spectrum, from underprivileged schools to the International Math
Via Wayne Radinsky, who wrote "ChatGPT will get better and better, so what
should math students be learning for the future? The key idea here is that math
students need to learn and excel at the “human” side. How to love, how to be
caring, how to be confident, how to be “interesting”, how to be entertaining.
How to pay attention to human emotions. How to have “interpersonal skills”.
Interpersonal skills will become more and more essential as AI advances,
because it’s something AI can’t automate. (For now.) The key to success in life
is interpersonal skills: go to an ivy league school and make a lot of friends
who are 2 years older than you. Those people will go out into the world and
you’ll get jobs through them.
The formula is: domain expertise + performing arts. Po-Shen Loh believes this
will help people solve human problems, not just math problems on a test or in a
competition, and think about new ideas."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics