The weather is getting warmer, the caterpillars are beginning their annual reign of terror, ProFros are wandering campus. Meanwhile, my roommate has been fighting tooth and nail with an unspeakably dreaded enemy: her thesis.
The recent debate over the role of the Hoover Institution at Stanford gives me a sense of deja vu.
Steinwert said religion and spirituality will advance Stanford’s commitment to being engaged in the wider world.
Three Ph.D. students presented their work on potential pitfalls of linguistic technology and medical AI
The Palo Alto school board unanimously passed an anti-bias resolution on Jun. 19 in response to reports of racism and discrimination within the district. The resolution comes in the wake of concern from parents, community members and civil rights groups following a clash over the renaming of a middle school.
PSYCH 148S: “The Psychology of Bias: Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination” is a three unit course where students gain an understanding of societal bias and ways to combat it. The class incorporates research and studies from social, cognitive, affective, developmental, cultural and neural perspectives to analyze the processes that reflect and perpetuate group biases.
Amid the growing use of online survey platforms to conduct research, Stanford labs are working to both increase the number of participants in their experiments and, at the same time, reduce the inadvertent skewing of data being produced.
According to a March perspective piece by three Stanford researchers in the New England Journal of Medicine, while there is tremendous potential for machine learning to aid in expanded electronic records, efficient data-mining and health monitoring, there are also relevant challenges that may hinder the efficacy of machine learning systems in medical practice.