September 25, 2017

Stephen Fry, "The future of humanity and technology"

We are pleased to announce that on September 25th our next lecture will be given by Stephen Fry, actor, comedian, journalist, author, tech enthusiast and polymath. Fry will be presenting "The future of humanity and technology".


May 11, 2017

Stephen Friend gives lecture on "The future of human agency"

Stephen Friend, scientist, physician, entrepreneur, Chairman of Sage Bionetworks and member of the Apple Health team delivered a Shannon Luminary Lecture on May 4th.


March 24, 2017

David Eagleman, "How to create new senses for humans"

David Eagleman is a neuroscientist, author, Guggenheim fellow, and adjunct associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Stanford University. He presented "How to create new senses for humans" at the March 23 Shannon Luminary Lecture.


February 17, 2017

Yann LeCun, "Predictive Learning: The Next Frontier in AI"

Yann LeCun is director of Artificial Intelligence Research at Facebook and Silver Professor of Data Science, Computer Science, Neural Science, and Electrical Engineering at New York University. His lecture explores the next steps in deep learning, enabling machines to teach themselves.


December 01, 2016

Zhenan Bao, "Skin-inspired electronic materials and devices"

Zhenan Bao, Professor of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University and Bell Labs alumnus (1995-2004) spoke about development of flexible electronic materials having the ability to mimic human skin in a Shannon Luminary Lecture on December 1, 2016.


April 28, 2016

Henry Markram, “Building a digital brain”

Henry Markham is a professor of neuroscience working towards a full-scale model of the human brain, through his leadership at both the Blue Brain Project and the Human Brain Project.


April 28, 2016

Amber Case, “Designing calm technology”

Amber Case in “Designing calm technology”, describes interactions between humans and computers and how our relationship with information is changing the way cultures think, act, and understand their worlds. As a cyborg anthropologist, Case seeks to steer technology in ways that benefit humans.


April 28, 2016

Eric Schmidt, “Building artificial intelligence for the good of humanity”

As the executive chairman of Alphabet Inc, Eric Schmidt is responsible for external matters of Google and business and policy issues. He spoke on how Google is advancing artificial intelligence both for its own products and for the computing community as a whole.


April 28, 2016

Bob Metcalfe, “Ethervation: Innovation lessons from 43 years of Ethernet”

Bob Metcalfe is widely acknowledged to be an (or the) originator of Ethernet, and he explains its history in the lecture.


April 28, 2016

Irwin Mark Jacobs, “Claude Shannon’s enduring impact on my graduate, faculty, and business careers”

Irwin Jacobs reflected on how Claude Shannon personally affected his career, and described how some of the pivotal changes in wireless communications actually took place.