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The Role of Higher Education to Create a Successful Workforce of the Future with Joseph E. Aoun

President Aoun shares how universities and organizations can collectively students for a complex, technologically integrated, and global future. He describes the importance of “humanics” an approach that combines technical literacy, data literacy, and human literacy as key skills needed in an age of artificial intelligence. He highlights the imperative for universities and organizations to collaborate to train individuals on how to work with machines but also on the skills that machines cannot easily replicate.

President Joseph E Aoun – 2023 Northeastern University Commencement Speech

During President Joseph E. Aoun’s 2023 commencement speech he stressed that amid fears over the trajectory of emerging technology, human beings will always have an edge over machines. “But for the foreseeable future computational power cannot express empathy,” Aoun said.

AI and Higher Ed: The Leadership Perspective

President Aoun discusses how the generative AI tools, such as GPT, affect the future of higher learning in this discussion moderated by Ian Wilhelm for The Chronicle of Higher Education.

2021 Midwest Roundtable on Talent Keynote

President Aoun at the University of Oxford

Driverless cars are hitting the road, powered by artificial intelligence; robots can climb stairs, open doors, win Jeopardy, analyse stocks, work in factories, find parking spaces and advise oncologists. In the past, automation was considered a threat to low-skilled labour. Now, many high-skilled functions, including interpreting medical images, doing legal research, and analysing data, are within the skill sets of machines. How can higher education prepare students for their professional lives when professions themselves are disappearing?

Join Northeastern University’s President Joseph Aoun in conversation with Professor Martin Williams, Pro Vice-Chancellor Education as they discuss new ways to educate the next generation of university students to invent, to create, and to discover – to fill needs in society that even the most sophisticated artificial intelligence agent cannot.

A Tribute to the Dream: Northeastern’s Annual Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

2016 National Competitiveness Forum

2016 National Competitiveness Forum in Washington, DC. Northeastern University President Joseph Aoun and Northrop Grumman CEO Wes Bush  discussed how industry and higher ed can work together to address the skills gap and develop a pipeline of talent that will help grow a stronger economy.

President Aoun talks with student entrepreneurs

President Aoun talks with student entrepreneurs Abbey Titcomb, founder of Knightly, Connor Russo, founder of Cookin, and Neel Desai, CEO of IDEA, Northeastern’s student-led venture accelerator.

3rd International Congress of Educational Innovation at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Mexico City, Mexico.

President Aoun addresses the impact of AI and robotics on the economy and the workforce, lays out “robot-proof” innovation ideas for higher ed.

Northeastern University Honors Its Veterans, November 11th, 2016

The Future of Transportation

A conversation with Chris Lambert, Chief Technology Officer of Lyft

President Joseph E. Aoun welcomed the 119th class to Northeastern

At the President’s Convocation on Tuesday morning, President Aoun, along with other university and student leaders, underscored the diversity of the incoming freshman class and pointed to the myriad opportunities—from global co-op, to cutting-edge research, to student organizations—that lie ahead. Read the full story: http://northestrn.me/2bY83dT

PreSchool President

The kids at Northeastern’s Russell J. Call Children’s Center got a special visit from President Aoun when they were learning about Northeastern. Find out what happened when he lead their “circle time.”

Brain Power with Beth Stevens

The Future of Media

A conversation with Marty Baron, Pulitzer Prize-winning editor and digital media innovator

Leymah Gbowee & President Aoun Dancing

President Aoun shares a dance with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee during an onstage Q&A.

The Future Of Dating

A conversation with Christian Rudder, co-founder of OkCupid

Because of Dr. King I am empowered

Because of Dr. King I am empowered

The Future of Food

A conversation with Chris Kimball, bow-tied chef, foodie media mogul, and creator and host of America’s Test Kitchen

A Minute in President Aoun’s Shoes

President Aoun cruises campus in his custom Chucks. Watch him whip/nae nae.

Class of 2025

5 prospective students explore Northeastern’s campus. Are we ready for the Class of 2025?

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