Computational thinking in the age of AI with Susan Stocker

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Episode summary

In this episode of the Learning While Working Podcast, Susan Stocker uncovers the world of computational thinking and its relevance in the age of artificial intelligence. With the skills gap becoming a concern in the era of AI and data-driven decision making, Susan's research on computational thinking in the workplace is timely and informative. Listen, as we explore what computational thinking is, the importance of critical thinking, and how these skills can shape our approach to problem-solving in the age of AI.

About Susan Stocker

Susan Stocker is a Digital Transformation L&D Consultant where she helps organisations quickly change and get ahead of the skills and capability curve. She is committed to hands-on learning that enables teams to accelerate their success and companies to retain their people. She is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Certified Product Owner, Certified Scrum Master, and Certified BADIR Citizen Analyst.

Key Takeaways

  • Computational Thinking and AI in the Workplace: Computational thinking is a key skill in the age of AI and data-driven decision-making, so reflect on how you can build the relationship between these skills.
  • Reimagining Work and Learning with AI: It’s an exciting time to rethink work in strategic areas for impactful organisational change as we are incorporating AI in day-to-day work and collaborating with the business.
  • The skills gap in computational thinking is a real concern. According to Susan's research, a significant percentage of people in the workplace lack critical and computational thinking skills. As professionals, we need to develop these skills to effectively work with AI and data.

Segmented time stamps:

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 04:46 The struggle with critical and computational thinking
  • 10:01 Value drivers for AI transformation in business
  • 11:33 Understanding AI's use cases and problem-solving approach
  • 15:09 Moving beyond technical AI to include critical thinking and behavioural responses
  • 20:29 Rethinking work

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