Do you tune out when people mention blockchain, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other big words that reference technology? Are you not sure what they mean? Do you want to understand what these technologies are and how they might affect your work and society? Are you “not a tech person”?
Yes to any of those?
We believe that you are exactly the type of person that needs to be part of shaping, using, and working with emerging technology. And no, you don’t need to know anything about code.
This fall, the d.school is offering several workshops exploring machine learning and blockchain tech in lower resolution. These workshops are open to members of the public and the Stanford community that are new to these emerging technologies. These sessions will be lead by the d.school’s Teaching + Learning team and they are free (parking and transportation included)!
October 12, 1:30-4p // Machine Learning
October 26, 1:30-4p // Blockchain
November 9, 1:30-4p // Machine Learning
November 30, 1:30-4p // Blockchain
These sessions are open to the public as well as the Stanford community.
Past participants have said…
“I used to think…that emerging tech was something I had no control or power to influence, and that ultimately it would only create more injustice and inequality in our social system.
Now I think…that I can and need to be influencing how tech is used and what and who it serves.”
“I used to think…emerging technology should be left to other people and that it wasn’t my niche.
Now I think…we need to get involved, educating people about what it is, how it works, humanizing it and making sure everyone has a voice in what our future looks like.”
“I used to think…the best way to deal with my fear of artificial intelligence and other emerging tech was to ignore all that stuff.
Now I think…maybe I should be paying more attention and engaging these things in my work.”
“I used to think…that technology didn’t interest me and that it was beyond my understanding.
Now I think…I may be developing a curiosity for it.”
“I used to think (and feel) that emerging tech was for special people with brains that work and were equipped differently than mine. Tech was a turn-off for me creatively.
Now I think (and feel)…excited about the possibilities to learn, teach, spread ways to create access to and influence the creation of compassionate technology futures.”