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The Fear of Automation

Over the past few years, much has been written about the threat automation poses to businesses, jobs, and industries.

For example, between 2015 and 2020, 7.1 million jobs are expected to be lost to automation, according to World Economic Forum (WEF). The WEF also predicts that 65 percent of today’s students will hold jobs that don’t yet exist.

But, do college students have the same fear and reservation of technology and robots...

ThreeSixty - Kickin' it - Episode 1

Check out our new UA student series video! 

The Future of Big Data in Higher Education

Big data is often used to show patterns and trends about humans and society. 

In the final installment of the College of Science "Humans, Data and Machines" lecture series, Vincent J. Del Casino Jr., Vice President for Academic Initiatives and Student Success, tackled how big data can be used to improve learning and its possible impact on the future of higher education. 

According to Del Casino, machine learning has increased personalization in higher education, leading...