He led the first really popular online course at Stanford, achieved one of the best results in the development of an AI ever by simply showing it cats on YouTube and, of course, founded Coursera. On December 6, Andrew Ng, legendary professor, engineer, and advocate of free learning, lectured at the Digital October Center.
On December 3, the Digital October Center held a teleconference with Neal Hartman, professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and leading teacher of the communicative theory of management.
Why do orange cars break down less frequently than other kinds? On December 2nd, the Oxford Internet Institute-based coauthor of Big Data, offered a lecture at the Digital October Center in which he discussed how 'raw' masses of data can help us to find the ideal solutions to business, industrial, and everyday problems.
On November 29 the Digital October Center held a teleconference with Agata Wilam, the cofounder of the Children’s University, a non-profit Polish project that holds meetings every Saturday between university professors and the young and middle-aged school children who will be their students in 5-10 years.
By studying the behavior and brain activity of traders and investors, physician and financial consultant Richard Peterson devised a technology that helps evaluate how people’s fear and expectations affect the stock market. On November 27 he was “at” the Digital October Center to discuss this topic.
On November 25th, ‘little Einstein’ Stephen Wolfram offered a lecture at the Digital October Center on a project that has been compared with Google and that is already being used by Apple, as well as the unique language in which the project was written.
On November 18th, Nicholas Bonardi of Ubisoft Rocksmith series gave a lecture at the Digital October Center on how video games have become a synonym for interactive education.
Within a matter of months, her book has become a staple for online teachers, business coaches, and managers whose responsibilities include employee training: on November 15th, the Digital October Center hosted a lecture given by Julie Dirksen, world-renowned consultant and pedagogue.
On November 13, Eli Bildner shared the latest news regarding the progress the global experiment of translating Coursera’s lectures has achieved, while Digital October and ABBYY Language Services demonstrated a web platform whose users are already exploiting it to create Russian subtitles for video courses from the best universities in the world!
On November 7th at the Digital October Center, Coursera’s Community&Culture architect discussed why the leading purveyor of online information is opening up learning labs all over the world – and what that means for you.