[ET Opinion] AI Literacy: The Beginning of Fostering Creative and Interdisciplinary Future Talent

[ET Opinion] AI Literacy: The Beginning of Fostering Creative and Interdisciplinary Future Talent


<CEO of ALUX Lee Da-in> 

[Contribution] Statistics are showing that ‘artificial intelligence (AI) experts’ ranked first in the so-called ‘hot occupations’ with high employment growth and average annual salary in the United States. In Silicon Valley, the annual salary of a second-year AI engineer is around 200 million won, which is equivalent to the treatment of executives at large domestic companies.


The popularization of AI is behind the rise of AI as the best job. ChatGPT, which shook the world, is also the birthplace of AI, and AI is expanding its role as a tool and channel close to our daily lives.


At one point or another, we wonder what to do with the education of our growing children. The ability to utilize AI will soon become an indicator of future competitiveness. Education to prepare for the AI era is attracting attention as a lever for leading a more prosperous life and as one of the essential courses for nurturing talent.


This is also supported by the coding education craze spreading across the country. Coding is a language system for communicating between people and computers or AI and is the basis for understanding AI. The reality is that even adults find it challenging to approach and learn to code from a linguistic perspective that constitutes a program.


What kind of education do children who will live in the AI era need? The answer lies in ‘AI literacy.’ AI literacy refers to the ability from a literacy perspective to understand and utilize the principles involved, beyond the concept of designing source code on the screen, rather than simply approaching coding and AI as code concepts.


ALUX, a company I run, focuses on educating children to feel coding as if it were a form of play. Rather than simply memorizing coding-related knowledge, we approach it in a way that allows children to feel and embody the subject matter with their five senses by using teaching aids such as robots or drones that children can play with. If you receive intensive coding training only through the computer screen, intuitively understanding how they actually operate may be challenging. If a child has the experience of inputting and operating self-designed coding commands into an actual robot or drone, AI mechanisms can be developed more naturally.


If you conduct convergence education by combining music, art, physical education, science, and mathematics with the AI literacy perspective, you can further enhance your creative thinking skills. Such substantive experience has the same effect as when we developed our thinking by experiencing and learning propositions such as ‘fire is hot’ as children. It will help you naturally understand and accept the AI world with ease.


The government is also taking active steps to strengthen children’s digital literacy. Under the vision of nurturing creative talent, the number of information classes in elementary and middle schools was doubled. In the mathematics subject, 'matrix,' a basic coding concept and starting point, was excluded in the 2009 revision before it was included again.


Considering that more than 300,000 students nationwide have experienced ALUX robot coding education, we can feel the interest of parents and children in digital education. Just as English was essential when the global era began, coding is essential in the AI era. Coding is no longer the exclusive domain of those who want to become developers.


A world where the understanding and use of AI change the quality of life has arrived. We hope that AI literacy can become a source of nourishment for nurturing convergence-type creative talents.



Lee Da-in, CEO of ALUX   dilee@aluxonline.com 


Source: Electronic Newspaper  https://www.etnews.com/20230630000121





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ALUX

CEO Chi-heon Lee, Da-in Lee


Business License Number  

587-81-00224
Business Establishment  

1602-ho, C-dong, Seed Cube Changdong, 61, Madeul-ro 13-gil, Dobong-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Service Inquiry

alux@aluxonline.com
Business Partnership Inquiry 

02-3665-8956

Fax 02-3665-8957 


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