On page 58 of the December 10th issue of The Economist, in an article on Artificial Intelligence, it is mentioned that Microsoft´s boss said that he wants to help create a new world, where everyone, regardless of their profession, can have permanent access to the advice from dozens of experts “for everything they do”.
However, this scenario, is not as extraordinary as it may seem, because in a previous post from January 2020, about the future of universities, i mentioned the content of an article published in that same month in Science Business, where it was already mentioned, that Artificial Intelligence would give anyone immediate access to the equivalent of a hundred human experts. https://pacheco-torgal.blogspot.com/2020/01/the-university-of-future.html
This, of course, will seriously disrupt the classic university model, aimed at producing specialists. And this disruption became even more evident in 2021 due to a statement by an Emeritus British professor, quite controversial at the time, but which can now be seen as being quite wise, at least in the context of the aforementioned Microsoft new mission. https://pacheco-torgal.blogspot.com/2021/10/universities-should-stop-producing.html
As for the important question of knowing which specialties universities should stop wasting time (and taxpayer money) on, there is at least one that is absolutely evident, and that is the specialty of radiology, because there is already an infallible AI algorithm, which has been tested against the best radiology experts in the world, and unlike them, the AI has never failed a single diagnosis. https://pacheco-torgal.blogspot.com/2020/02/the-economistartificial-intelligence.html
PS – Concerning the aforementioned subject check the previous post “Academia at the gates of technological irrelevance?”