Nexi, the affable robot, stole the show during Technology Day when it rolled onto the Kresge Auditorium stage and introduced its creator, associate professor Cynthia Breazeal, SM ‘93, ScD ‘00. The Media Lab robot exemplified the innovative research presented at Tech Reunions 2008, which drew more than 3,240 alumni and guests. Nexi’s spectacular presence was, however, matched by the announcement of the reunion giving total–$100,578,568, nearly double 2007’s $54 million. The Class of 2008 also offered stellar results: 64.4 percent of graduates contributed, for a total of $16,524. Attendees came from 44 states and 24 countries.
See a slideshow of Tech Reunions 2008.
Geoffrey Hinton tells us why he’s now scared of the tech he helped build
“I have suddenly switched my views on whether these things are going to be more intelligent than us.”
Meet the people who use Notion to plan their whole lives
The workplace tool’s appeal extends far beyond organizing work projects. Many users find it’s just as useful for managing their free time.
Learning to code isn’t enough
Historically, learn-to-code efforts have provided opportunities for the few, but new efforts are aiming to be inclusive.
Deep learning pioneer Geoffrey Hinton has quit Google
Hinton will be speaking at EmTech Digital on Wednesday.
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