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In a world where data is the new gold, we must ask ourselves what that means for our ‘pre-programmed’ knowledge. By measuring a lot, we collect data, and it seems as if we can do anything with it nowadays. The use of AI algorithms seems to be enabling us to find out everything about our behaviour, and to predict what we will be buying, where we are driving to, and whether or not our autonomous car should intervene. Does it still make sense to learn as a student? Can we download all the knowledge, and should education as well as engineering design be completely experience-based?

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