ESP Biography


Major: Applied Physics

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: G

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Past Classes

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C7751: Designing the Future: How to Teach AI to Teach Ourselves in Splash Spring 2022 (May. 14 - 15, 2022)
You may have heard of the amazing AI machines that are able to beat any player in the world in Chess...but is that all AI can do? The answer is definitively no! In fact, AI has already started to teach humans strategies we have never considered before. In this class, we'll dive into the latest kinds of AI, and what they can offer us. We'll see how they can generate essays from scratch (with great power comes great responsibility!), paint realistic landscapes in the blink of an eye, and come up with world record-setting strategies for all your favorite games (yes, even Starcraft 2)! We'll also see how they're opening up amazing possibilities with groundbreaking applications, from finding new breakthrough medicines to growing food better and faster.

S7752: The Science of UAPs (formerly known as UFOs) in Splash Spring 2022 (May. 14 - 15, 2022)
Ever seen something zip across the sky that's definitely not a bird, plane, or Superman? In this course, we'll take a look at some solid evidence released by the U.S. Navy and other world governments showing UAPs (formerly known as UFOs) in action. We'll dive into records that used to be top secret until a few years ago, analyze the key features of the amazing things these UAPs are able to do, and talk about the ways in which they don't seem to play by the textbook rules of physics we know and love. While this may leave you with more questions than answers, it will certainly broaden your imagination of what could be out there, even on our home planet Earth!