Majoring in art is a hedge against AI
My son Matt is an artist. He sees the world through an artist’s lens.
He must create art everyday. If he doesn’t, the day has a big void.
As a fine arts major at Pratt Institute he’s learning from the best art teachers in NYC.
Great, but is it practical to study art?
In 2018, a student with an inclination in science, technology, engineering, or math is set. They will develop a skill and leave college knowing there’s a well paying job awaits them.
What about artists?
Turns out, deciding to become an artist may have a been a very practical decision.
He has a profession that will be among the last that AI will supplant.
The consulting firm McKinsey & Company published a report about AI that has some startling findings.
My takeaway is that when Matt turns 30, AI will be upending much of today’s work force.
But not artists.