After 37 years of service in the Office of Technology Licensing (OTL), Katharine Ku retired Thursday.
The 11th annual Howard M. Garfield Forum featured a panel entitled “Apocalyptic AI: Religion, Artificial Intelligence, and the End of the World (as We Know It),” addressing the social and religious implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The Tuesday event, co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, Office for Religious Life and the Stanford Humanities Center, sought to define AI’s relationship with humanity.
On May 12, Rabbit Hole VR, Stanford’s VR club, hosted its first VR conference. From the demographic of attendees alone, it was clear this year’s event was truly “VR 4 Everyone” — high school students and locals had a strong presence and programming touched on inclusion in the augmented and virtual reality space. While VR/AR…
Noah Louis-Ferdinand notes several recent pieces critically examining Stanford’s climate for the humanities: “Unfortunately, their reactionary nature suggests the protest will be short-lived,” he writes. “If humanities students really want change, we need to carry this energy forward.”
On Feb. 23, Stanford filed a federal lawsuit against multiple Hewlett-Packard companies, seeking millions in damages for HP’s purported chemical contamination of “substantial portions” of 1601 S. California Avenue — land that Stanford owns — during a grading project sometime between 1970 and 1999. The named corporations in the original lawsuit are Hewlett-Packard Company and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Agilent Technologies.
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:…
A reader wonders why a panel on the so-called techie-fuzzy divide “would not include one humanist.”
Sponsored by both the School of Engineering and School of Humanities and Sciences, as well as Undergraduate Advising and Research, BEAM and Stanford Alumni Association, the talk drew many technical students who were curious to hear how the panelists approached the visible divide on campus.