Do you want Skynet? Because this is how you get Skynet
Computers are merely dumb machines that can do smart things, whereas humans are intelligent beings who do stupid things.
I've always thought this, won't the math I learned as a kid be all but obsolete when I get to the working world
@Michael Fassbender, only if you consider knowledge to be obsolete
@Michael Fassbender, how does math become obsolete?
@Michael Fassbender, as far as I know (which is 3D calculus and statistics), no math goes obsolete. It can become highly specialized, but no math becomes obsolete
@AlQaholic, I guess I worded this wrong, won't anyone's ability to do math be surpassed by technology?
@Michael Fassbender, our usage of math in the development of technology will eventually become obsolete, the earliest estimates for machines becoming intellectually superior to us is 2025. At this them they will be very expensive, I'd venture a guess we have until 2035 at least before the machines are cheaper than humans to fill any job. Until that time we will be needing to do math for ourselves.
@Michael Fassbender, my view is computers are stupid and fast. The incredible speeds at which they can perform tasks is just an illusion of intelligence and anything they do is just a reflection of what we can already do as humans if we had more time and precision. The idea of computers replacing humans for simple tasks is obvious because that's what we created them to do and what a simple task to us is will continually evolve, but computers will never SURPASS us in our abilities to think and create because they are by nature derivative of our own advances as humans. Many think computers will surpass us which is why there are so many interesting movies and books on the topic so I guess only time will tell. You never know what the future holds and what geniuses will invent what
@Michael Fassbender, there's actually a lot of abstract reasoning involved in high level math that computers are really shît at. They're mostly good at doing calculations very quickly. It's the same reason why computers can beat us at chess, but they're unable to beat us at go (the board game).
@Michael Fassbender, yah pooptacular is right. Math is more than just numbers. The numbers only serve as a language in which you teach the ideas of logic and critical thinking. That's why we teach people how to do that type of stuff, it helps them learn in general. Plus, it's always a good idea to understand what a computer is doing so that you can maybe cut out some stuff and get things even faster and more efficient. Also, the other commenters were right that some of the higher level stuff computers don't do that well. They're great at calculations or algorithmic processes. But kind of terrible at constructing ideas
@Pooptacular, erm... Well about Go... Google DeepMind might be our new overlord now.
@ZweihanderNLeaveHer, we need math beyond that- especially at the early levels. Math is logic. History can teach ethics and philosophy, English can teach empathy. Math gives you a problem with a set amount of rules and you have to find a solution--- or decide if a solution is NOT possible. It strengthens the brain and the logic learned can be applied to other situations. Each math has a different type of logic- it helps us see things in a different point of view. It also pushes students to stretch their reality of a situation.