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Sebastian Thrun

Director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Stanford University, and CEO of the online university Udacity

By Prospect  

Sebastian Thrun is a Google fellow and research professor of computer science at Stanford University. He has gained international recognition for his work on robotics, including Google’s driverless car system and the recently announced Google Glass. A co-founder of the online university Udacity, Thrun is at the forefront of the digital education revolution. Thrun believes that “software is becoming larger and larger and less and less manageable. So there’s a trend to make software that can adapt itself. This is a really big item for the future.”

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