VP Google, Co-founder Udacity, Stanford University
In recent months, online learning has been in the news a lot, and it has begun to democratize education. Thanks to companies like Coursera, Udacity, and MIT edX, there is now a wealth of interactive online classes available, for students in the world to take free of charge. While there has been a lot of innovation in online learning, the real challenge is still out there: how to make online learning work well enough to become a viable alternative to in-classroom learning. Thrun will talk about his experiences with the new medium, and discuss some of the advantages and challenges he has faced.
September 21, 2012
Sebastian Thrun is an educator and computer scientist. He is a Google Fellow and a part-time research professor of computer science at Stanford University and former director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (SAIL). Inventor of the autonomous car, co-inventor of the street view mapping service and project lead on Google Glasses, Thrun has been named 5th Most Creative Person in Business (Fast Company), 50 Smartest People in Tech (Fortune) and highlighted in 50 Best Inventions of 2010 (Time), and won the Max Plank research award in 2011.
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