52 thoughts on “Monday Message Board

  1. I hear you on the conditions Alice – but I never experienced ‘research above all’ except as a phrase trotted out from time to time. I remember teaching as the focus, both at the sandstone uni I worked at (tenure track position) and at the Dawkins Uni that killed off my desire to be an academic (permanent appointment- whatever that means now). Research was something you did in your own time – but of no importance except as an indicator of ‘quality’.
    My parting impression was that research was being silo-ed into institutes and that teaching was increasingly recognised within job descriptions.

  2. How long before robots start to replace middle-management?

    I dont see military personnel staying in the field against robots for a whole lot longer. To the extent that the US military can claim victory in Iraq it seems to be the product of AI systems.

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