This proliferation raises important questions about not only computer vision, but also the methods used to create it. Many of the people who appear in these datasets never consented to their likeness being used to train or test the technology. This lack of disclosure has drawn widespread concern from lawmakers and activists.
Tina Seelig Ph.D. ’85 didn’t ask Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom ’06 about the litany of scandals that have engulfed the company he started, and its parent, Facebook, during Wednesday’s Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders (ETL) conversation.
McMaster disparaged China’s response to COVID-19, warned of a possible U.S. “reprisal” against Iran and called for the U.S. to “bypass” China and Iran’s internet censorship to combat COVID-19 disinformation.
Two days after arriving on Stanford’s campus, in the middle of summer, Andres Michal ’23 already felt like he had found a community. “Everyone’s different, but everyone has similar struggles because everyone’s either FLI or low-income,” Michal said. He had come early for the Leland Scholars Program, (LSP) joining a group of students from first-generation…
As a stalemate drags on surrounding approval of Stanford’s 2018 General Use Permit (GUP), the University has doubled down on two points of contention with Santa Clara County. In a meeting with the County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, the University denied that the county has the legal right to require the construction of over…
Much of Stanford’s planned expansion over the next 16 years is hanging in the balance as the University’s 2018 General Use Permit (GUP) application awaits a decision from the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.
On Tuesday afternoon, White Plaza saw over 100 students turn out to a demonstration in support of Chanel Miller’s book release and petition the University to allow her to choose the words on a plaque at the site of her sexual assault.
Part of an ongoing effort by the University to reform alcohol policy, the Alcohol Solutions Group (ASG) was recently convened and tasked with creating a set of recommendations and a concrete plan to reduce unhealthy drinking habits on Stanford’s campus.
Stanford suspended a student for two quarters after finding that he sexually assaulted Sinead Talley ‘16 in 2014, The San Francisco Chronicle reported last week.
CARTA lowers students’ Grade Point Average (GPA), according to a paper published by a group of Stanford professors. Researchers divided students into two random groups. One group was encouraged to use CARTA by an email from Stanford’s registrar and a prompt in the University’s course enrollment system. The control group received no encouragement.
Stanford’s Vice President of University Communications Lisa Lapin M.L.A. ’15 will depart Stanford this summer for a new post at the J. Paul Getty Trust.
“Stanford Analytica” trended on social media Tuesday afternoon as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress on the Cambridge Analytica privacy breach and fielded questions about data mining startup Palantir. But what does Stanford or Palantir have to do with Facebook’s data disaster?
Tad and Dianne Taube donated $20 million to support the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital’s new main building, which opened in December 2017. With this most recent gift, the Taubes have in total donated $35 million to Packard Children’s and are now one of the hospital’s top five donors.
In a “Notes from the Quad” post, Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne briefed students on the changing expectations and policies for the upcoming Admit Weekend.
Slock.it’s story is but but one turbulent chapter in the no less than tumultuous story of cryptocurrencies. Not yet a decade old, cryptocurrency got its start in 2009 after an anonymous user under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto posted a white paper outlining a system for trustless transactions.
The State Department issues four tiers of travel advisories ranging from Level One, “Exercise Normal Precautions,” to Level Four, “Do Not Travel.” A “Level Three” advisory indicates that one should reconsider travel to a country “due to serious risks to safety and security.”
Four new members have been elected to the Stanford Board of Trustees and will begin their posts this April.
In its meeting on Thursday, the Faculty Senate heard reports on Stanford’s long range planning from representatives of the four area steering groups (ASGs) tasked with consolidating the proposals submitted to the University. The ASGs focused on education, research, community and engagement beyond the University.
It’s not the usual Valentine’s day treat, but today’s audience at the International Solid State Circuits Conference will hear two Stanford researchers present a breakthrough finding that paints a rosy picture of the future of the Internet of Things, a catch-all phrase referring to any network of smart devices. Their work centers around using ultrasonic signals to wake up electronic devices.
East Palo Alto Mayor Ruben Abrica, San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa and local healthcare workers gathered on Saturday at the Palo Alto Downtown Library to collect signatures for a ballot initiative that would cap Stanford Hospital bills to 15% above the cost of treatment, plus quality improvement costs.
Last week, the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) released a statement on its progress reviewing financial aid practices after a report revealed the school misled the public on award criteria.
Following revelations that the school misrepresented its financial aid policies, the Graduate School of Business (GSB) will launch a review of its past practices and revise its aid guidelines going forward, according to a statement released Thursday by GSB Dean Jonathan Levin.