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CS + Ethics

Early this year, research fellow Hilary Cohen and professors Jeremy Weinstein, Mehran Sahami and Rob Reich were pictured in a copy of The New York Times. They stood together in the atrium of the Gates Computer Science Building, a determined look crossing each of their faces. “On Campus, Computer Science Departments Find a Blind Spot:…

Stanford recognizes new Engineering Heroes, prompts criticism regarding departmental diversity

On April 16th, the University named the newest four Stanford Engineering Heroes, sparking a conversation about representation among Stanford engineers. This year’s winners are astronaut Mae Jemison, graphics processing unit inventor Jensen Huang M.S. ’92, and the late computing duo, Stanford computer science (CS) department founder George Forsythe and CS textbook writer Alexandra Forsythe.

Classy classes: Inaugural CS class explores ethics in AI

For the first time, Stanford is offering a student-initiated course focused on the ethical implications of artificial intelligence (AI). The product of a joint initiative by the student groups CS + Social Good and the Stanford AI Group, the class teaches students techniques in machine learning and includes guest lectures by Stanford researchers in computer science.