Company officials meet with Department of Education, Aston American University
May 14th, 2018 – Tallinn, Estonia – The AI and robotics blockchain platform Aitheon today announced plans to partner with U.S. education officials on programs to better prepare students on the many uses of the new technologies.
Aitheon CEO Andrew Archer and CSO Ryan Burleson recently met with representatives of the U.S. Department of Education and Aston American University in New York, and others, where they proposed an accreditation program that works with the Aitheon platform to prepare students for the real challenges they will face once they’re out of the classroom. A recalibration of higher education is key to their vision of what Aitheon can do for the future of labor and human capital.
“With the fast growing use of artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies, there is much talk of workers being displaced,” Archer said. “That’s why it is imperative that we partner with educational institutions to develop programs that train students to use the technology to create rather than eliminate jobs.”
Stanley Buchesky, managing director at the U.S. Department of Education’s EdTech Fund, praised Aitheon’s proposal, saying business partnerships are instrumental for educational institutions to reach this goal.
Overall, the meeting was a step forward for blockchain technology’s growing acceptance in government and education, Archer said, noting the new project addresses one of the most pressing problems in modern governance: how to handle the job costs of increasing automation.
Aitheon is one of the few blockchain platforms that is catching the attention of industry, technology enthusiasts and government institutions alike. It is committed to use developments in AI and robotics to handle the menial back-end processes of modern firms, creating jobs for humans as machine operators, or Aitheon Pilots. The platform’s founders believe these solutions will create space for people to rely more on their judgment and creativity to do meaningful work, and delegate brute labor to machines.
Andrew and Ryan lead a team of seasoned entrepreneurs, experts in IT, robotics, and machine learning that believe in the symbiotic nature of robotics and people. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has stated that their type of initiative could cause a “bottom-up renaissance of American manufacturing.”