Hey guys, On December 2nd, Students in our class will be presenting their work. The 20 students in the class are building products which will be used by over 25 million people by the end of this year. To learn more about CS+Social Good and the class we are teaching this quarter, Watch the video below. :) See you guys on December 2nd, Team CS+Social Good
#GivingTuesday - Team SIRUM
Today is #GivingTuesday. To celebrate this day, We asked the students in our class to record a short video describing their philanthropic passion. Here's Kerry Wang, Stanford'17, talking about how she gives. Kerry and her team are partnering with to create a platform to incentivize users and revitalize online education. Go Kerry!

Are you a Stanford student interested in attending the Black in AI workshop at NIPS 2018? Fill out this form so they can gauge interest + potentially help secure funding to send Stanford students!

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Norah Chelagat Borus

NIPS is an important machine learning and computational neuroscience conference held every December. This year it is being held in Montreal, Canada, from 3rd to... 8th December. In 2016, we held the first Black in AI workshop at NIPS with only 6 attendees, and this year we expect almost 500 attendees! A couple of things that have happened as a result of the Black in AI workshop (courtesy of Timnit Gebru):

- Google Brain's decision to start a lab in Accra (Jeff Dean tweeted about how his conversations at the Black in AI dinner helped convince him that this was the right thing to do)
- People who have done (or currently doing) internships, residencies, got into PhD programs, summer schools, received scholarships etc...
- New collaborations between African academic institutions and ones in the US, Europe etc.
- An incredible increase in the percentage of Black students who got accepted into Cornell's PhD program. For the first time, Cornell admitted 8 Black students to the CS PhD program (the admissions chair discussed the impact Black in AI had)

The second Black in AI event will be co-located with NIPS 2018 at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal (Montreal Convention Centre) in Montréal CANADA on December 7th from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. We are working on securing funding for Stanford students to attend the Black in AI Workshop. Please fill this form so we can use the information to gauge interest and financial aid needs! Registration for NIPS opens in a few days so we need to get the info as soon as possible.


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Interested in starting your own tech for good student organization? Apply to join TechShift, a national alliance of organizations on college campuses all across the world dedicated to the intersection of society and technology! The application opens on August 15th, but feel free to email with any questions in the meantime.

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