ESP Biography


Major: MS&E

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2018

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Past Classes

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M4239: If Google had a brain in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 11 - 12, 2015)
Want free food? How about a free book? This class offers both. Google has a TON of information, but information isn't knowledge, knowledge isn't understanding, and understanding isn't wisdom. Computers are dumb, at least for now. All they have is raw data. But what if they had more? What if Google had a brain? Silicon Valley has largely been so successful because it goes against the tide--it does what no other place on Earth is doing. I want you to do the same. Be a contrarian. Don't accept Silicon Valley at face value. Think harder about the social implications of technological innovation and startup culture. In this class, we will explore how big data, artificial intelligence, and the NSA fit into modern America. We will go against the tide and look at Silicon Valley from an unconventional perspective. We won't just debate privacy and big data--we'll look at the future of our country.