AI/ML, New Algorithms and Machines, Connected Devices

Member of National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence Gilman Louie is interviewed by Linus Liang. These days, the term “artificial intelligence” is used all the time; individuals use the phrase to mean different things and in different contexts that it has lost a lot of its meaning. In this video, the speakers try to bring … Read more AI/ML, New Algorithms and Machines, Connected Devices

The Future of Medicine

Former CEO and Chairman of Varian Medical Systems Richard “Dick” Levy, Managing Director of Sanderling Ventures Tim Mills, and School of Medicine Professor Mildred Cho are interviewed by instructor Ernestine Fu. In the last 50 years, we have seen incredible innovations in medicine. We have been able to eradicate smallpox, learn how to transplant organs, … Read more The Future of Medicine

Smart Cities and Urban Mobility

Founding Director of Hyundai Cradle John Suh, Partner at Playground Global Laurie Yoler, and Professor Juan Alonso are interviewed by instructor Ernestine Fu. The speakers discuss what the city of the future may look like, the technologies that will help get us there, and the possible positive and negative effects. Course Description: The next wave … Read more Smart Cities and Urban Mobility

The Future of Energy

Former Acting Under Secretary of Energy Arun Majumdar is interviewed by Professor John Weyant. The United States has been delivering electricity in the same way for over a hundred years – exposed power lines on poles over vast distances. The system is outdated, overloaded, and under-maintained, leading to unfortunate events such as power outages and … Read more The Future of Energy

Entering the New Era of Globalization

Former Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation John Seely Brown is interviewed by instructor Ernestine Fu. The two discuss entering a new era of globalization with technological, economic, and sociological change. Topics include how society will change due to new emerging technologies, navigating a white water world, adapting to disruption, understanding national state powers and global … Read more Entering the New Era of Globalization

Covid-19 Is Hurting Black Americans More in Almost Every Way

Covid-19 is more likely to kill black Americans, and for those that survive, the pandemic will take a devastating toll on their jobs and future earning potential, a new McKinsey & Co. report finds. Black Americans are about 30% more likely than white Americans to have health conditions that exacerbate the effects of the virus, … Read more Covid-19 Is Hurting Black Americans More in Almost Every Way

How long does immunity last? | Inside Story

We’re all acclimatising to a new world of coronavirus pandemic. People staying at home, businesses shut and economies heading towards a cliff edge and we’re all wondering when will we return to something approaching the “old normal”. For some people, immunity to Covid-19 could be a future gate pass, a passport back to work, to … Read more How long does immunity last? | Inside Story

Coronavirus: How will UK doctors ration life-saving treatment?

Intensive care treatment could be prioritised for those most likely to survive – under new ethical guidelines published by the British Medical Association. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) They have warned that as the crisis develops doctors could be making decisions about whether large numbers of patients receive life saving treatment or not. We spoke to Julian Sheather, … Read more Coronavirus: How will UK doctors ration life-saving treatment?

How is President Trump handling the coronavirus crisis? – BBC Newsnight

The coronavirus death toll has surpassed fatalities from 9-11. What is the impact of the way President Trump has handled the crisis? Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F The US death toll from coronavirus has now surpassed China, and three quarters of Americans are now living under some form of lockdown. But the President has … Read more How is President Trump handling the coronavirus crisis? – BBC Newsnight

Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference at Stanford

Join us for the fifth annual Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference on March 2. This one-day, technical conference features outstanding women doing outstanding data science work in academia, industry, government, and non-profits. The conference broadcast features keynotes, technical talks, an ethics panel, and a career panel, interspersed with speaker interviews. For more information: https://widsconference.org

Is the spread of coronavirus out of control? I Inside Story

From a wildlife market in China’s Wuhan city, where the coronavirus is believed to have emerged, to the city of Qom in Iran. The disease is sweeping around the globe and health experts are warning we could be on the brink of a pandemic. More than 80,000 people in over 40 countries have been infected. … Read more Is the spread of coronavirus out of control? I Inside Story

Should transgender athletes be allowed to play rugby?

World Rugby has begun a two day forum as part of a comprehensive review of its policies towards transgender players. Experts in sports science, medicine, ethics and law have been giving their views to ensure that as well as respecting gender identity, rugby remains safe amid concerns of an increased risk of injury. Sky’s sports … Read more Should transgender athletes be allowed to play rugby?

Trump ally Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in prison

Donald Trump’s longtime Adviser Roger Stone was sentenced to 40 months in a case that has roiled the Justice Department and drawn the US president’s ire. Stone was convicted on charges including lying to a congressional panel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election. Claire Finkelstein, faculty director of the Centre for … Read more Trump ally Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in prison

The history and future of algorithms

In this edition of Perspective, we speak to computational scientist Aurélie Jean. She explains what algorithms are, their history and their future. In an era of fake news and election meddling, is digital technology outpacing not just regulation, but democracy and ethics? Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest … Read more The history and future of algorithms