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.
After years of research spanning healthcare, education, autonomous vehicles and beyond, renowned computer science professor Andrew Ng has his sights set on climate change.
On Friday, Chinese Internet company Baidu announced that it had hired Stanford researcher and previous computer science professor Andrew Ng ‘08 as its chief scientist. Ng is also the director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab and co-founder of the massive open online courses (MOOC) platform Coursera.
Coursera recently blocked access to users in Cuba, Iran and Sudan in order to comply with federal export regulations prohibiting massive open online course (MOOC) providers from operating in sanctioned countries.
Stanford’s faculty and Silicon Valley are inseparably intertwined. Some have criticized this sort of revolving door between Stanford faculty and technology industry leaders as being detrimental to the purity of academia at Stanford.
The image of Stanford as a place for technological innovation and student-led ventures only recently grew to be pervasive on and off campus.
Coursera, the online learning platform founded by Stanford computer science professors Daphne Koller Ph.D. ’94 and Andrew Ng, recently raised $43 million in venture capital funding, as the firm prepares to double its employees and expand into international and mobile markets. Coursera, which has attracted more than 4 million student signups in less than two…
Even as massive open online courses (MOOCs) continue to assume an increasingly prominent role in education, regularly enrolling thousands of students from around the world in classes taught by professors from dozens of universities, their rapid growth has sparked a backlash focused on the potential loss of diversity and interaction in education.