the first schwarzman college opened in tsinghua china and is discaussed in his book what it takes- ghyere are some deatuls of 2nd schwarzman colege at MIT whi9ch will specialise in AI; the 3rd in oxfo0rd specialises in ethoncs
what it takes part 2 of book discussion
The MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing aims to address the global opportunities and challenges presented by the ubiquity of computing — across industries and academic disciplines — perhaps most notably illustrated by the rise of artificial intelligence.
Announced in October 2018, the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing represents a $1.1 billion commitment by MIT, enabled by a $350 million gift from Stephen Schwarzman, chairman, CEO, and co-founder of global asset manager Blackstone. Both in business and through his extensive philanthropy, Mr. Schwarzman focuses on providing transformative solutions to global-scale problems.
Scheduled to begin operations in September 2019 and to complete construction of a new building on the MIT campus in 2022, the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing will:
- Reorient MIT to not only deliver the latest advances in computer science and AI but also discover the power of computing in every field of study on campus, while ensuring that the future of computing is shaped by insights from other disciplines.
- Create 50 new faculty positions located both within the College and jointly with other academic departments across MIT.
- Provide a structure for collaborative education, research, and innovation in computing across all of MIT’s schools.
- Educate students in every discipline to be “bilingual,” so they can responsibly use and develop computing technologies to help make a better world.
- Transform education and research in societal, public policy, and ethical considerations relevant to computing.
The founding of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing is both a big leap into the future — and a natural next step for an institution that has been at the forefront of computing and AI from the start. The College will enable MIT to emerge as a global leader in the responsible and ethical evolution of technologies that are poised to transform society. In a geopolitical environment constantly being reframed by technology, the College will also play a significant role in ensuring national competitiveness and security.
The creation of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing is motivated by major trends both inside and outside of MIT.
Within the Institute, the numbers of students declaring majors and choosing classes in computer science have reached historic highs. And newly created joint majors between computer science and other fields, including biology and economics, are also proving popular. The MIT Schwarzman College of Computing will enable the creation of new and innovative educational programs, and produce creative computational thinkers and doers with the cultural, ethical, and historical consciousness to use technology for the common good — leaders who will offer the world new technological possibilities grounded in human values.
Similarly, in fields far beyond engineering and science — from political science and linguistics to anthropology and the arts — there are burgeoning opportunities for current and future research to benefit from advanced computational knowledge and capabilities. The College aims to empower researchers to lead in such research in computer science, AI, and across a broad range of disciplines. Their discoveries will leave an indelible imprint on education, the environment, ethics, design, finance, health, music, manufacturing, policy, security, transportation, and more.
At the same time, computing and AI are increasingly woven into every part of the global economy, and the digital portion of the economy has been growing much faster than the whole.
Building on these trends, the College will strengthen computing studies and research across MIT’s many areas of excellence, and in turn shape the direction of computing research and education through insights from these fields.
In February, MIT announced the appointment of Dan Huttenlocher SM ’84, PhD ’88, as the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing’s inaugural dean. A seasoned builder and leader of new academic entities, most recently Cornell Tech in New York City, Huttenlocher will assume his new post this summer.
The MIT Schwarzman College of Computing is still in its startup phase, and much remains to be determined about its structure and organization. (See below, and the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing Task Force website).
However, certain academic departments, educational programs, and research operations at MIT have already been identified as future components of the College. These include:
- Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)
- Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
- Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS)
- MIT Quest for Intelligence
- MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab
- Center for Computational Engineering
As plans for the College evolve and the College itself matures, we expect this list will change. The College will also maintain active links with related initiatives across MIT such as the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines, which focuses on the science and engineering of intelligence, and the Operations Research Center, which applies analytical methods such as optimization, statistics, machine learning, and probability to improve decision making in areas from health care to transportation and manufacturing.
what it takes part 2 of book discussion
the full title of the schwarzman book -what it takes - lessons in pursuit of excellence worried me- excellence in usa has often meant one standardised best way -top down
- fortunately schwarzman clarifies:
"when i see an unique opportunity i go for it with everything i have"
the full para on page 8
"for me the greatest rewards in life have come from creating something new, unexpected and impactful. I am constantly in pursuit of excellence. When people ask me how i succeed my basic answer is always the same. I see an opportunity, i go for it with everything i have"
i hope you feel its worth adding a student-voice context- earlier this week i was asking amitav at american university what was the difference between american U in Dc and schwarzman scholars.
today in america uni lawyers/bureaucrats stop any international exchange - they are afraid of suits if there are any accidents to student abroad- with schwarzman scholars if they have an idea the student just goes round the world to develop it
amitav also explained; at american university students are exhausted, in debt, never have time to create, prep for next exam
please note this university year amitav is in residence in beijing: tsinghua schwarzman for the month of february - thats the best time to see how this year long alumni co-creation network delivers entrepreneurial experiential learning as well as a worldwide class whose alumni status is more than any individual university (if you have ever been to mit you will know there is a square mile walk at university gate of future businesses of every tech sort under the sun); at tsinghua its 9 square miles of entrepreneur hubs including AI avenue- kai-fu lee (previously at google) explained how xi jinping sent an engineer to him for help on pilotining ai avenue- its now replicated at every major tech university in china- the west wont demand graduates apply AI to sdgs- asians linked in with spaces like tsinghua and schwarzman partners will
a twitter version of this book club is @globalgrameen/aschwarzman alumnisat.com on Twitter
scholars twitter is Schwarzman Scholars (@SchwarzmanOrg) | Twitter
previously part 1
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if you would like to join in just hit reply buttonall the best, chris dc +1 240 316 8157==============i am just trying to learn, all errors are mine alone- chris correspondent whatsapp/we chat broadway globalIn contrast, Amitav is one of the leaders of the global affairs curriculum of schwarzman scholarspage 7Schwarzman Societal Ventures and ChairsChairman JF Kennedy Center Performing Arts DCGiving:Establishing college to make MIT first AI-enabled university in the worldDefining initiative at Oxford to redefine studies of the humanities for the 21st CenturyEstablishing a one-year graduate fellowship program hubbed out of China (Tsinghua) – Schwarzman Scholars 21st C version of Rhodes Scholars- we see China not as an elective course for future generations, but as a core curriculumStudent and cultural center at YaleSchwarzman: My privilege to support with more than a billion dollars transformational projects whose impact will far exceed their financial value and long outlive me================-recommended parallel book Ezra Vogel - China and Japan Facing History
What if as tech accelerates every places win-win currency is youth? This would suggest that if you are an education philanthropist dont bequest to bricks and mortar universities do value new universities that help the most dedicated of community workers app knowhow wherever they expereince it is locally most life criticalReplyDelete
THE BEST OR NOTHING- this may be a slogan of a successful engineering brand but why shouldnt it be what grancparents and parents want education to limkin worldwide
One of the most joyful things a 21 year old can do is Be a Schwarzman for a year. But why cant we imagine every child and lifelong teacher/learner having a Schwarzman year
Schwarzman scholars currently study one of 3 dynanics which they are asked to keep questionong other svcholars for rest of life
how you see the world diferently if you spend a year in the enetreprenurauilly mots future engineering subirb in the world bubbing round tsinghua china
how you see the world if you study ethics
how you see the world if you are in the middle of people designing how machine intelligence can help huamns solve most urgent challenges start with the sdgs
here are some of the scholar hopes- remember these are dreams being shaped into global realities by people who have only just come of age 21- they are encouraged to be the greatest explorers in our networking world- to have a year off from being examined by some old worlds certainties
Li graduated with distinction from Peking University in 2018 with a Bachelor's degree in English Literature. She also studied Classics and Greek tragedy at Durham University (UK) as a visiting student. Chubing is committed to promoting cross-cultural communication and education equality. As a product management intern at Microsoft Research Asia, she independently designed 25 bilingual courses for an online learning app. To establish long term communication platforms for young scholars, she co-founded the inaugural China-Middle East Youth Dialogue at Peking University. As a research assistant at the Institute of Economics of Education, she wrote case studies on education innovation that were later included in government policy recommendations. She is also a tennis and fencing enthusiast.ReplyDelete
Mavunga holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science from the University of Zimbabwe and will graduate this year with an MBA from Wits Business School. Danai co-authored a book, The Next Big Level, which is used as part of the training and development program for a youth organization in Zimbabwe. Her long term goal is to lead and coordinate a social enterprise focusing on youth unemployment, entrepreneurship and national skills strategy. Through this she hopes to contribute to the socioeconomic growth of the African continent. Danai is 28 years old and from Zimbabwe.ReplyDelete
Chen Junyan holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Politics from Tsinghua University and a Master’s degree in European Studies from the London School of Economics. As a representative of China in the Y20 Summit in 2015, Junyan advocated the significance of education in spreading ideas of peace and inclusiveness. During her study at LSE, she focused on migrants, minorities and marginalized groups in Europe. In the future, Junyan aspires to research policy innovation in security management, and China-EU cooperation on counter-terrorism and migration problems. Junyan is 24 years old and from China.ReplyDelete
Alix de Monts is a Masters student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she also received a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering. Passionate about addressing the pressing geopolitical and technical challenges of the energy sector, Alix has had a range of international energy experiences: She’s built and raced the MIT Solar Car across Australia, interned with ExxonMobil in Texas, ENGIE in France, and Tesla in California. Her research, developing techno-economic models of the electricity grid to advise governments on policy decisions and market design, has brought her to Saudi Arabia and China. Through Schwarzman Scholars, she hopes to build partnerships and policies for driving global energy transitions. Alix is 25 years old and from the United States and France.ReplyDelete
Henry Aspegren is currently pursuing a Master of Engineering degree in Artificial Intelligence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds a bachelor’s in Computer Science from MIT and received a First from Cambridge University and a Full Blue in Ice Hockey while studying on exchange. Henry interned with the electronic trading team at Goldman Sachs in New York and London. His interests in markets and technology led him to design a block chain-based system for agricultural financing in Latin America. Henry aspires to develop public policy for addressing the new challenges and opportunities created by technology. Henry is 22 years old and from the United States.ReplyDelete
Joshua Woodard is a senior at MIT, majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Mandarin Chinese. During his university tenure, he has acted as co-president of a residential group, advisor to the President of MIT, and co-founded a summer program that received $20,000 in funding during its first year. In his spare time, he practiced jazz violin and managed his own campus photography business. Joshua hopes that, during his tenure at Tsinghua University, he will maximize his understanding of foreign policy, increase his Mandarin proficiency, and make invaluable connections that will lead to a career in foreign diplomacy. Joshua is 22 years old and from the United States.ReplyDelete
Katheryn Scott majored in Materials Science and Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She envisions a world where people can work to understand differing perspectives. She hopes to start a social enterprise focused on improving the communication of science to the public. She has participated in research projects in both Singapore and the United Kingdom. She has held teaching positions at MIT as both a chemistry and physics teaching assistant. Through Schwarzman Scholars, Katheryn hopes to improve her understanding of global perspectives and improve her business skills. Katheryn is 21 years old and from the United States.ReplyDelete
Kelsey Jamieson is a chemical engineer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology interested in energy policy and the role of US-China relations in the sector. She ultimately hopes to be U.S. Secretary of Energy, acting as a bridge between science and policy. With research experience involving nano-scale heat transfer, thin-film fabrication, and high-efficiency catalysis, Kelsey has published work in four scientific journals with labs at MIT and in France. A key member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Kelsey led the 2015 AIChE Northeast Regional Conference for over 300 students. Kelsey was a teaching assistant for MIT’s Transport Processes and president of her dormitory house. She is a cross-country runner, professional harpist, and avid swing-dancer. Kelsey is 21 years old and from the United States of America.ReplyDelete
Lisa Ho is a senior at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a major in computer science and mathematical economics. She plans to develop an international network of researchers dedicated to improving education, using economics and machine learning together to devise intelligent policy. Lisa has taught students in Oklahoma City and Boston, ran MIT’s Educational Studies Program (which annually teaches over 3000 students), developed engineering education software for Google, and examined principal management practices as a researcher for the Harvard Economics Department. Lisa is 21 years old and from the United Kingdom, Singapore and the United States.ReplyDelete
Lisa Ho is a senior at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a major in computer science and mathematical economics. She plans to develop an international network of researchers dedicated to improving education, using economics and machine learning together to devise intelligent policy. Lisa has taught students in Oklahoma City and Boston, ran MIT’s Educational Studies Program (which annually teaches over 3000 students), developed engineering educLisa Ho is a senior at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a major in computer science and mathematical economics. She plans to develop an international network of researchers dedicated to improving education, using economics and machine learning together to devise intelligent policy. Lisa has taught students in Oklahoma City and Boston, ran MIT’s Educational Studies Program (which annually teaches over 3000 students), developed engineering education software for Google, and examined principal management practices as a researcher for the Harvard Economics Department. Lisa is 21 years old and from the United Kingdom, Singapore and the United States.ation software for Google, and examined principal management practices as a researcher for the Harvard Economics Department. Lisa is 21 years old and from the United Kingdom, Singapore and the United States.ReplyDelete