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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.

Which is greater?

At the beginning of my freshman year, I quickly recognized that my leadership roles and academic achievements at my small high school were meaningless in comparison to the high-level work that Stanford students and faculty undertake on a daily basis. Rather than worry about my own relative qualifications, I embraced my own lack of experience,…