The Fourth Industrial Revolution marks a growth in artificial intelligence (AI), a period of machine learning that could disrupt the economy and reduce jobs. Though policy makers emphasize STEM training (science, technology, engineering, and math), many have ignored the growing role of liberal arts in the tech sector.
According to Brookings, liberal arts undergrads are entering the industry ten percent faster than computer science and engineering majors. The liberal arts’ emphasis on creative problem solving, entrepreneurship, and social intelligence contribute to increasingly valuable skills in the age of AI. More from the Brookings Institute.