Project Literacy Attracts Global Attention at SXSW

Publication of new research on literacy levels sparks renewed interest

Publication of new research on literacy levels sparks renewed interest


Following the launch of research produced in association with the University of Massachusetts, Project Literacy has been the focus of media attention from around the world, after highlighting that human literacy levels have stalled since 2000, with machines set to overtake the literacy levels of more than 758 million adults within the next ten years.

Highlights of the coverage include:

Online

Computing.co.uk: AI and voice recognition-powered smartphones will be more literate than 1.7m UK adults in next 10 years

Huffington Post: Why we need to upgrade our people, not just our smartphones

iNews: Within 10 years your phone will possess sharper literacy skills than you

Yahoo: Humans vs. Machines - The Literacy Race

AOL: Humans vs. Machines - The Literacy Race

MSN: Humans vs. Machines - The Literacy Race

 

Social Media

ITV News: Within the next 10 years, one in 20 adults faces being 'outsmarted' by their smartphone

Lily Cole: In 10 years technology will be more literate than 750m people worldwide

Tom Cheesewright: Don't let our near future be like our recent past. Help address adult illiteracy

Mayim Bialik: There are so many people around the world who can't read or write. An astonishing 1 in 10. Here's how you can help