Overview

Learn about major technology trends at the forefront of innovation through the lens of science, popular culture and business.

Emerging technologies capture the imagination and at the same time loom large over the future. From Snapchat selfies to self-diving cars, Facebook manipulation to facial recognition, artificial intelligence (AI) to mixed reality (VR/AR), this course explores the current state and future of major technology trends. Students will learn how the technologies work, who is developing the tech (and why), how they are impacting life today and what we can expect to happen in the short- and long-term.

This course will introduce students the study of emerging technologies including basic scientific, mathematical and engineering principles, business and ethical implications as well as the real-world implications ofemerging technologies as it relates to the individual and society.

Site Visits:

This is a new course. Possible site visits include:

Cornell Tech & Cornell Innovation Lab

Google

ENIAC Ventures

The New York Times newsroom and/or printing press.

 

Guest Speakers and Lecturers:

This is a new course. Possible guest speakers include:

Jared Cohen, Jigsaw (Alphabet)CEO

Max Brockman, Editor, What’s Next; Brockman, Inc., CEO

Vic Singh, ENIAC Ventures, Partner

Taryn Southern, first musician to compose an entire album with AI

Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, Investigative Reporter covering technology and surveillance, The New York Times

Cost and Session Information

Day Program: $5,150*

Residential Program: $5,750*

*Listed program costs do not include course-specific lab and materials fees. Learn more on our website.

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