“In September, after a year of being bullied online, Rebecca Sedwick threw herself off a three-story cement silo, sparking an international freak-out over the responsibility social media networks like Ask.fm have in fostering this kind of harassment. But for Rebecca’s family, friends, and neighbors, the problem isn’t technology or opportunistic startups — it’s people.”
Gave my first lightening talk for the lab. Three minutes to describe my work, which as you can tell, was a lot to explain.
**I start at 17mins**
In the ’90s, a gynecologist named Gao Yaojie exposed the horrifying cause of an AIDS epidemic in rural China
The scenario in Spike Jonze’s new film, “Her,” isn’t so far from our digital reality.
Coincidentally a topic we were discussing the other day in our lab. Given our hardware & processing capabilities, what is our next big challenge? I’ve been working with the guys to figure out the daunting problem of emotion & humor from a natural language processing point of view, which is one of the many steps still needed.