The talk, hosted by Stanford Speakers Bureau (SSB) on Saturday, gave the audience a window into the power of the pencil: Keane described it as the “simplest, most sophisticated tool you’ll get.”
This is not what a Stanford education is supposed to look like, I remember thinking. It was only my third week at the University when my entire freshman dorm had marched off to the annual Fall Career Fair held in White Plaza. I wandered through its rows aimlessly, unsure of what I, without a single grade on my transcript, was meant to offer the nicely dressed recruiters, waiting eagerly for me behind their well decorated booths. The thought of my summer internship or first job had barely crossed my mind; as for me, school had just barely begun.
Last April, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat, sweating, before a Congressional panel. Under scrutiny was how a British political consulting firm had gained access to the private data of more than 50 million Facebook users while, in the meantime, Russian operatives leveraged the platform as a tool to interfere in the election of a U.S. president.
After a decade of rapid growth, the median home price in the historically low-income city of East Palo Alto is expected to reach $1 million in the coming year, intensifying local concerns about gentrification and displacement as California faces a statewide housing crisis.
Google Senior Fellow and Head of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Jeff Dean discussed the future of AI Monday in Hewlett Teaching Center, describing Google’s efforts to push the boundaries of what computers can do.
Before coming to Stanford this year, I bought a Google Home Mini for my dorm room. Unbeknownst to me, my roommate already had an Amazon Echo. While the majority of the things we ask Google or Alexa just involve basic functions like playing music, setting alarms or asking simple questions, we occasionally venture beyond the…
While the book focuses on ten traits, Hennessy’s remarks centered around only four: humility, empathy, collaboration and storytelling. Hennessy shared several anecdotes from his tenure as University president.
In a Tuesday talk at CEMEX Auditorium, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim discussed the need for global investment in human capital with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.