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The robots are coming. They're coming for my job, for your job, quite frankly for a whole lot of jobs in the very near future. Long story short: Anything that can be automated probably will.

So how do we really prepare young people for that future?

Well, Joseph Aoun, president of Northeastern University, says it's time for higher education to consider reprogramming itself, if colleges and universities are really going to fulfill their role in creating the lifelong learners and multi-skilled workers the future economy will demand.

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Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern University and author “Robot Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.” He tweets @PresidentAoun.

This segment aired on November 14, 2017.

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