Secrets of Successful Kids: Grit, Purpose, and Artificial Intelligence

While there are no ironclad rules for producing children who perform well in school, pursue healthy behavior, and work towards wise goals, there are proven strategies that can help. Lucky are those with natural talent, but some work suggests grit, perseverance, and pure stick-to-it-ness may matter even more. Research also highlights the value of finding meaningful life purpose. Artificial intelligence has emerged as an effective tool for predicting long-term outcomes, but can it also help maximize a child’s potential? How do we cultivate characteristics in our youth that will lead to a fulfilling adulthood? What can early coaching accomplish?

Festival: 2016

Watch and Listen: U.S.A.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest joins The Atlantic’s Jim Fallows for a conversation about what he has... See more
Barack Obama came into office promising a new American foreign policy. Did he deliver? Did the president successfully... See more
Louis Brandeis was the greatest critic of big business and big government since Thomas Jefferson. Join Jeffrey Rosen in... See more
As part of the Festival's signature event, the Afternoon of Conversation, US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg... See more
Our signature event, the 2016 Afternoon of Conversation hosts an audience of more than 2,000 in the Benedict Music Tent... See more
What do today's Republicans believe America's role in the world should be? The GOP's presumptive nominee... See more