“There’s something so fun about experiencing the world with someone else,” Aaron said.
The two also discussed the role of technology in learning, seeming to disagree on it.
Alex told the story of a researcher who tried to teach a robot a language. “It’s dangerous to think that we learn like machines,” he said.
Aaron countered that machines won’t be the same in the future. He mentioned deep neural nets as a promising avenue.
Towards the end, an audience member asked Aaron why online education isn’t prestigious. He answered that prestige is online education’s biggest problem.
“You need to make it beautiful,” he suggested.
By Eduard Saakashvili