Creative skills more important than STEM

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – AUGUST 04: John Hagel is the Deloitte Chairman for The Edge on August 4, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jessica Hromas/Fairfax Media) Jessica Hromas The creation of artificial intelligence means schools, universities and workplaces should focus on creative skills, rather than emphasising science, technology, engineering and maths, Deloitte’s Centre for the Edge managing director and co-chairman John Hagel says. Many argue that universities, overseas and in Australia, are not producing enough STEM graduates, but Mr Hagel believes AI can take care of a lot of tasks in the STEM category. “I’m a contrarian in terms of this emphasis on STEM. I think at some level we all need to have some literacy in terms of the technology, but at another level that’s not what’s going to provide us with a career…


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