Topics in Tech – Spring 2024

With a keen interest in Artificial Intelligence and complex systems, Prof. Ed Fredkin pioneered many ventures at the intersection of science and entrepreneurship.  Among his accomplishments, he held a patent for using microcomputers for car navigation, and was one of the earliest adopters of Tesla vehicles. Prof. Fredkin also served as the director of the MIT AI Lab. His wife Joyce Fredkin and Miles Chilson will share some of his technological innovations, and then invite you for a ride in their teslas after the presentation.

Tutor Schedule

Topic in Tech Spring 2024

All Topics in Tech are 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm unless specified otherwise. Zoom Meeting ID for Topics in Tech is 931 9569 594
Wed, Mar 6, 2024 Miles Chilson and Joyce Fredkin MIT / Tesla Celebrating Prof. Ed Fredkin, Tesla Pioneer and Technology Futurist LaCava 305 2:00 pm- 3:20 pm
Wed, Mar 20, 2024 Mark Letayf 3Z Brands How Companies Use Your Purchasing Data Zoom 2:00 pm- 3:20 pm
Thu, Mar 21, 2024 John Bockstanz Meta Welcome to the Metaverse! Zoom 5 PM -6:20 pm
Tue Mar 26, 2024 Brian Shield, CIO Boston Red Sox Enterprise Opportunities in the Age of AI  Koumantzelis Auditorium, Lindsay 2:00 pm- 3:20 pm
Wed, Mar 27, 2024 John Steer Brookfield Properties Data and Tech in Real Estate LaCava 375AB 2:00 pm- 3:20 pm
Wed, Apr 3, 2024 Sam Diament Redhat CS 240 Presentation LaCava 375B 11 AM-12:20 PM
Wed, Apr 3, 2024 Sam Diament Redhat What You Should Know about Linux LaCava 305A 2:00 pm- 3:20 pm
Wed, Apr 10, 2024 TBD
Tue, Apr 16, 2024 Paul Cheek MIT, OceanWorks Disciplined Entrepreneurship Startup Tactics LaCava 375AB 2:00 pm- 3:20 pm
Tue, Apr 23, 2024 Blake Babikian, Jesus Bautista, and Cole Duval CIS Sandbox Industry Partner Projects LaCava 305 2:00 pm- 3:20 pm

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