(May 21, 2011) Andrew Ng (Stanford University) is building robots to improve the lives of millions. From autonomous helicopters to robotic perception, Ng's research in machine learning and artificial intelligence could result one day in a robot that can clean your house.

STAN: Society, Technology, Art and Nature, was Stanford University's prototype conferecne for TEDxStanford, and showcased some of the university's top faculty, students, alumni and performers in an intense four-hour event laced with surprising appearances and memorable experiences. STAN, modeled after TED, explored big questions about society, technology, art and nature in a format that invites feedback and engagement.

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Description tbcThrough exposure to overseas and African ideas, people and technologists, Jon has a unique insight into technology trends matched by few people in Africa. His talk will take a look at the trends that promise to be most disruptive. After all, Ushahidi was born out of a 72 hour codeathon simply to solve a pressing problem, yet not many would have predicted it's rapid success. Where is the next Ushahidi, where are they based, and what are they working on?