The Best of Stanford University
10+ most popular Stanford University articles, as voted by our community.
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Will Generative AI Make You More Productive at Work? Yes, But Only If You’re Not Already Great…
Scholars examining the impact of an AI assistant at a call center find gains for less experienced workers.
Stanford University on Artificial Intelligence
What to Expect in 2023 in AI
HAI faculty share their predictions for the coming year.
Stanford University on Business
What explains recent tech layoffs, and why should we be worried?
As layoffs in the tech sector mount, Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer is worried. Research – by him, and others – has shown that the stress layoffs create takes a…
«Retailers are pre-emptively laying off staff, even as final demand remains uncertain. Apparently, many organizations will trade off a worse customer experience for reduced staffing costs, not taking into account the well-established finding that is typically much more expensive to attract new customers than it is to keep existing ones happy.»
Stanford University on Decision Making
First published Sat May 2, 1998; substantive revision Fri Sep 1, 2017 “Pascal’s Wager” is the name given to an argument due to Blaise Pascal for believing, or for at least taking steps to believe, in…
«To put it simply, we should wager that God exists because it is the best bet»
Stanford University on Deepfakes
Edit video by editing text
A new algorithm allows video editors to modify talking head videos as if they were editing text – copying, pasting, or adding and deleting words.
Stanford University on Handwriting
Software turns ‘mental handwriting’ into on-screen words, sentences
Artificial intelligence, interpreting data from a device placed at the brain’s surface, enables people who are paralyzed or have severely impaired limb movement to communicate by text.
Stanford University on Health Care
Smarter Hospitals: How AI-Enabled Sensors Could Save Lives
Computer scientists and clinicians are trying to reduce fatal medical errors by building “ambient intelligence” into the spaces where patients reside.
“The Workplace Is Killing People and Nobody Cares”
A new book examines the massive health care toll today’s work culture exacts on employees.
Stanford University on Metacognition
First published Sat Jul 21, 2018 Use of the term ‘critical thinking’ to describe an educational goal goes back to the American philosopher John Dewey (1910), who more commonly called it ‘reflective…
«Critical thinking is a widely accepted educational goal. Its definition is contested, but the competing definitions can be understood as differing conceptions of the same basic concept: careful thinking directed to a goal.»
Stanford University on Narcissism
How Narcissistic Leaders Destroy from Within
When the person at the top is malignant and self-serving, unethical behavior cascades through the organization and becomes legitimized.
Stanford University on NLP
CS224d: Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing
Unless otherwise specified the course lectures and meeting times are: Tuesday, Thursday 3:00-4:20 Location: Gates B1
Stanford University on Virtual Reality
Using AI to create better virtual reality experiences
Working at the intersection of hardware and software engineering, researchers are developing new techniques for improving 3D displays for virtual and augmented reality technologies.
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Age that kids acquire mobile phones not linked to well-being, says Stanford Medicine study
Stanford Medicine researchers did not find a connection between the age children acquired their first cell phone and their sleep patterns, depression symptoms or grades.
Was this written by a human or AI? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
New research shows we can only accurately identify AI writers about 50% of the time. Scholars explain why (and suggest solutions).
Relativism > The Linguistic Relativity Hypothesis (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy/Summer 2015 Edition)
Many linguists, including Noam Chomsky, contend that language in the sense we ordinary think of it, in the sense that people in Germany speak German, is a historical or social or political notion,…
Get me off Your Fucking Mailing List
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Experimental depression treatment is nearly 80% effective in controlled study
In a double-blind controlled study, high doses of magnetic brain stimulation, given on an accelerated timeline and individually targeted, caused remission in 79% of trial participants with severe…
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