Transforming Technical Education for a Computational World

Conrad Wolfram
Co-founder and Strategic Director, Wolfram Research
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Computers have revolutionised the conduct of maths, science, engineering, finance—and now potentially democracy. Increasingly, what limits progress is asking the right questions, specifying problems effectively, testing, and imagination—not students’ abilities of manual calculating, most prized in maths education. This talk will discuss why and how our technical education needs to change for this new world.