Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, Reddit co-founder Steve Huffman and Stanford Law professor Barbara van Schewick agreed that net neutrality rules are beneficial to the public because they limit monopolistic behaviors by ISPs and encourage the free flow of information. According to the panelists, the public already recognizes the benefits of net neutrality, but politicians are slow to reflect public sentiment because of pressure from lobbying and campaign contributions.
Members of Stanford Student Robotics’ Extreme Mobility team presented Stanford Doggo earlier this month at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Stanford Doggo holds the record among all robots for vertical jumping agility, which is how fast and high the robot can jump.
The Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence has announced the 30 diverse projects to which it will award seed grants. One project seeks to use AI to improve music therapy techniques. Another group of researchers are investigating individuals’ “folk theories” of artificial intelligence.
Together, they created Krikey, a mobile augmented reality gaming app, with a mission to break the barriers between fantasy and reality.
Mark Zuckerberg’s former mentor and one of Facebook’s earliest investors, Roger McNamee — author of “Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe” — is now one of the company’s most vocal critics. McNamee addressed the dangers to society and democracy posed by social media in a talk at CEMEX on Thursday that was moderated by…
In the wake of the historic Lyft IPO — wherein the rideshare unicorn beat Uber to going public and was recently valuated at about $24 billion — many are now turning their attention from the stock market tickings to rider safety concerns for these services.
Former director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab Fei-Fei Li and Stanford humanities professor and former Provost John Etchemendy are on a mission to “bring the humanities and social thinking into tech.”