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Sebastian Thrun: AI Pioneer Seeks Education Revolution

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 03.10.2016 | Technology
Alison van Diggelen

By Alison van Diggelen, host of Fresh Dialogues This week, artificial intelligence (AI) reached a significant milestone. For the first time, Go...

The End of College? (or Maybe Just the End of Kevin Carey's Career)

John Seery | Posted 06.30.2015 | College
John Seery

Everything will, instead, be online. Education will be free. It will be worldwide. It will be accessible. It will be meritocratic. Gone will be professors. Gone will be PhD degrees. Gone will be Harvard. Carey now knows The Secret of Education.

The Cars Come and Go Talking of Michelangelo

Francis Levy | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Francis Levy

Will driving be akin to flying? Will you program your trajectory and contact the equivalent of air traffic control as you proceed to turn out of your driveway which will now be tantamount to a runway.

The Driverless Car

Francis Levy | Posted 03.31.2014 | Technology
Francis Levy

In an interview in Foreign Affairs, Google's Sebastian Thrun talks about driverless cars ("Google's Original X-Man," November/December 2013). Thrun re...


Francis Levy | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Spike Jonze's Her is about technologic miscegenation--in this case the love of a man for the operating system or OS of his computer. At one point, Jon...

The MOOC Backlash -- Udacity's Pivot

Jonathan Haber | Posted 02.01.2014 | College
Jonathan Haber

Rather than cannibalizing the applicant pool, MOOCs are likely to end up just one of many alternatives for students looking to shorten their time in school or (more likely) place out of entry level courses.

Don't Give Up on MOOCs

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel

Sebastian Thrun's mid-course correction of Udacity, as chronicled at length in last week's Fast Company profile by Max Chafkin, has stirred consternat...

Why MOOCs May Still Be Silicon Valley's Next Grand Challenge

Dr. Keith Devlin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Dr. Keith Devlin

The fact is, Silicon Valley has yet to come to terms with education. It's a massive, global market, but a notoriously complex one that is tricky to negotiate. A lot of what goes on in education is almost certainly not scalable.

Master's Degree On Sale For Less Than $7,000

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.16.2013 | College

The Georgia Institute of Technology announced Tuesday that it will offer an online master's degree for less than $7,000 through a partnership with Uda...

Bianca Bosker

How Google X's Co-Founder Will Change Your World | Bianca Bosker | Posted 10.19.2012 | Technology

"Let's see if I can get us killed," Sebastian Thrun advises me in a Germanic baritone as we shoot south onto the 101 in his silver Nissan Leaf. T...

This Stunning Photo Was Taken With Google Glasses

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 05.10.2012 | Technology

It's been a busy week for photos of Google Glasses, with two notable Googlers strutting their stuff with the tech giant's upcoming augmented reality c...

Jason Gilbert

Google Glasses Demonstrated On 'Charlie Rose' | Jason Gilbert | Posted 04.26.2012 | Technology

Move over, Sasquatch: Google's mysterious computerized Glasses have been captured on video for the first time. Google engineer Sebastian Thrun, one...