More than 3,100 alumni and guests gathered on campus June 4-7 for Tech Reunions 2009 to see old friends and take part in events such as Technology Day, which featured faculty lectures on the human mind and artificial intelligence. At the Tech Day Luncheon, Alumni Association president Toni Schuman ‘58 announced that reunion giving had surpassed $152 million. Tech Night at the Pops featured award-winning pianist Jennifer Lai ‘11 performing “Rhapsody in Blue” and Bob Muh ‘59 narrating Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait.” The newly formed MIT Military Alumni/ae Association celebrated the commissioning of this year’s ROTC graduates in a ceremony led by General David Petraeus, commander of the U.S. Central Command, whose son, Stephen ‘09, was among the new officers. In the annual competitions, the Class of 1989 took home the 13th annual Reunion Row cup and tied with the Class of 1984 for victory in the Tech Challenge Games.
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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