Literature, philosophy, and history enrich our lives by allowing us to tell our stories, connect with one another, and make sense of our world. These subjects teach us how to think: to analyze language critically, to use evidence to make arguments, and to navigate an increasingly connected world. Not only are these the skills in demand in the workforce, but they make for a vibrant society. Here we put a spotlight on stories that show how the humanities touch our lives: from one professor’s take on how controversial readings can spark eye-opening conversations to recent scientific discoveries on how language learning shapes our brains.

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It Takes Humans to Build Robots

Microsoft executives: building better AI will depend on the "critical, philosophical and ethics-based skills” of liberal arts majors.

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