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Regulating tech giants poses major international and local challenges, say Persily and Cihak

On Tuesday, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) and the Stanford Cyber Initiative hosted a discussion on the governmental consequences of technological developments with two CASBS fellows, Stanford Law Professor Nate Persily and Carrie Cihak, Chief of Policy in King County, Washington. A recurring theme throughout the lecture was the difficulty…

Stanford alum advocates for solar energy in seminar on new book

In a Monday afternoon presentation on his new book, “Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet,” Varun Sivaram ’11 stressed current constraints on solar power and three types of innovation — financial innovation, technological innovation and systemic innovation — that he believes are key to sustaining solar energy’s rise to dominance.

McClatchy Symposium addresses VR, net neutrality

The 52nd annual Carlos McClatchy Symposium took place on Friday evening at the Bechtel Conference Center. The annual event, which aims to evaluate the role and performance of journalism and mass media within democracy, focused on “Virtual Reality, Real Implications” this year and addressed issues ranging from the future of virtual reality (VR) technology to net neutrality.