Jasmine’s Day: An AI Education Story

A special issue of the New England Journal of Public Policy (Vol. 34, Issue 1, Spring/Summer 2022) featured essays on the topic of the Future of Work which were solicited by the American Federation of Teachers for a conference on the subject it jointly hosted with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Albert Shanker Institute on July 13, 2022. This is the fifth of these essays.

The world of the future is one fraught with uncertainty, with paths unclear. There is, however, a singular known quantity: technology and artificial intelligence. These two factors have already made their power known to us, but in “Jasmine’s Day: An AI Education Story” by Rob Weil, their potential is viewed as clear as day. Follow the story of a high schooler in the year 2030 as she navigates the intricacies of learning in a new era, observing the reality of constant monitoring, tracking and up-to-the-minute education.

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