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Sebastian Thrun
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Photos taken near our house tonight. Fascinating!
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I have a great plan to help transition the world to driverless cars.  Please contact me for details.
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http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2012/11/156587-will-moocs-destroy-academia/fulltext

(some people think that one of the comments was made by one of our employees - but this isn't the case)
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+James Salsman Actually, I think the future of education is in Project Portfolios or "Github as a resume". Using projects instead of multiple choice or short essay answer exams will significantly lower the threat of cheating as long as the final project has a high enough complexity and businesses are willing to properly question the student/interviewee concerning the project and similar programming scenarios in order to make sure student actually did the work. After all, it's hard to explain the inner workings of a program and how certain used algorithms would be applicable in similar situations if all the student did was copy and paste.

Udacity must be of a similar mindset as they will be including project portfolios as part of their freemium model: https://www.udacity.com/success

I'm looking forward to seeing how this works out.
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I have an urgent call for action. In AI-Class we broke all records with 160,000 students from nearly 200 countries. I would like to set a new record,  and I need your help. Please ask all your friend to sign up for Udacity Stats 101. It's, free, online, and I promise it's fun. (Ever heard about the Simpson's Paradox and its relation to UC Berkeley admissions?)
http://www.udacity.com/overview/Course/st101/CourseRev/1
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Hi Sebastian, you probably won't read this but I'm blogging about my experience on Udacity CS 101 as I go through the course. Will keep it updated so you can see how Joe Bloggs fairs! (No exp of computer science!) Keep up with great work!
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I can't believe this: Four toner cartridges for my color printer cost more than a new color printer that comes with these cartridges. 
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It is part of the business model I would say.  A printer will not work without the ink... Dr. Helen.
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Jasper, my son, and me.
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Niazi should be an inspiration to all of us. She certainly is to me.
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fun view in the Eisenhower Executive Building
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You have the same in Rome; Pantheon but alsa in Vatican museum... very nice.
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This is the most controlled dancer that I have ever seen!
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To bad robots really walk like this, we need to program less and let the robot learn to walk by itself (AI).
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Happy. (Picture taken with my cell phone)
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yummy cake 
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I am not telling you to ignore 70% people but If driver less car can increase energy efficiency, it will not increase more than 10 %. If you make car driver less, I am sure you have to use more mechatronics and robotics part and programming. Up to some extent this will increase cost of car. It will help to solve traffic problem. But better option is solve energy problem or run that driver less car 10 times cheaper than coal.
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  • Google
    Fellow and VP, 2007 - present
  • Stanford University
    Professor, 2003 - 2011
  • Carnegie Mellon University
    Associate Professor, 1995 - 2003
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  • University of Hildesheim
    B.Sc, 1986 - 1988
  • University of Bonn
    M.Sc Computer Science, 1988 - 1993
  • University of Bonn
    PhD Computer Science, 1993 - 1995
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Our 2-year old son went to this school. Neither the teachers nor the Web site had told us that he had to be fully potty trained, so we gave it a try regardless. But he quickly became the unloved child in the class room, because of occasional potty accidents. One day, when I brought him to class, he was crying in my arms for over ten minutes, fearful to be joining the class. Neither of the 2 teachers would even say hello to me, as if I had personally conspired to cause his toilet accidents (as a 2 year old!). We un-enrolled shortly thereafter. I can see how traumatic moments like these can destroy a lifetime worth of enjoyment in learning and education. Kids are so fragile at this young age. When we took him out, he was in fear every day.I understand some parents have great experiences at this school, but we didn't. We moved him to Crescent Park Child Development Center where he learned to love learning again (with wonderful, embracing teachers).
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