The GSV Big 10: Follow the Funding
Here's your weekly coverage corner for the top 10 stories, insights, and major plays in learning and skilling.
#1 Auto-GPT and BabyAGI: How 'autonomous agents' are bringing generative AI to the masses
AutoGPT gives GPT-based models a memory and a body. You can now give a task to an AI agent and have it autonomously come up with a plan, execute on it, browse the web, and finish the job.
#2 Should College Come With Trigger Warnings? At Cornell, It’s a ‘Hard No.’
For centuries, higher education has fought against censorship and for the principle that the best way to combat speech is with more speech. We’re glad to see Presidents at Cornell and Penn State hold the line for free speech.
#3 Rachel Romer moves Guild Education into career coaching
Education is still a core part of Guild, but learning is just one part of what it takes to drive career mobility. Guild’s mission is to help all employees acquire greater career and economic opportunities. Now they have a new brand and General Counsel to tackle this challenge.
#4 Next Wave of Remote Work Is About Outsourcing Jobs Overseas
As Scott Galloway puts it, if you can do your job from Boulder, it can be moved to Bangalore. 1980 to 2019 was the rise of manufacturing globalization; 2020 was the start of the era of service globalization. 10-20% of U.S. service support jobs could move overseas in the next decade.
#5 Harvard and MIT Launch Nonprofit to Increase College Access
Axim Collaborative is all about Access and Impact – “Axim” is a hybrid of the two ideas. Can Axim Collaborative build the same momentum that EdX captured during “MOOC Mania” a decade ago?
#6 NYC Will Spend $38,000 Per Pupil Next Year. What Does That Buy?
The average classroom in New York City has $874,000 of funding available per year. Those dollars can go a long way if allocated with a purpose, not just blindly spent on more programs, protocols, and positions.
#7 The School That Couldn’t Quit Covid
Outdoor masking, social distancing, and silent lunches may have made sense in April 2020…but April 2023? Seriously? Read to learn about the $18,000 per year school where some kids have turned to making up their own sign language to communicate during lunch time.
#8 LMS365, a learning management system built into Microsoft 365 and Teams, raises $20M
Microsoft’s critics argue that it has used bundling to clone (and then crush) its competitors. We’ve seen this with Slack & Teams and Notion & Loop. LMS365 has “Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.”
#9 OPM Market Landscape And Dynamics: Spring 2023 Updates
Landscape or Landmine? Phil Hill’s “Mad Max” image captures the complexity (and chaos) of the OPM Market as the DOE regulates through blog posts.
#10 [Podcast] Aswath Damodaran on the Future of Business Education
Technology is unbundling the university. The “Dean of Valuation” thinks that universities are on the wrong end of an Innovator’s Dilemma.