Sebastian Thrun

Observing Creative Destruction First Hand

Observing Creative Destruction First Hand

Now, I am not a big fan of Google and believe much of what passes as innovation in the consumer IT sector is empty bells and whistles.  But there is something to be said for the impact that the continual reinvention of business models has on the rest of us.  The Wall Street Journal has […]

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One More Time:  How Technology will Save (or Destroy) Higher Ed.

One More Time: How Technology will Save (or Destroy) Higher Ed.

This week, Bill Keller had a piece in the New York Times dealing with the topic.  Among the initiatives he focused on was that of Stanford professor Sebastian Thrun, who is offering his artificial intelligence course on-line absolutely free. Thrun’s ultimate mission is a virtual university in which the best professors broadcast their lectures to […]

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