index-University Lecture Series - Carnegie Mellon University

Technology and Society 

Raj Reddy

October 8th, 2007: Raj Reddy

Mozah Bint Nasser University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics 

This talk will provide a personal and Carnegie Mellon centric view of the history of computers and computing over the past 50 years and how it has changed the way we live, learn and work.  As the costs get lower and lower, new information appliances are emerging which promise a digital inclusion of the 5 billion people who have been outside of the digital divide leading to an empowerment of weaker sections that have been deprived of access to knowledge.  This in turn will help them to help themselves instead of relying on charity (and handouts) which is neither scalable not sustainable.

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The University Lecture Series is a partnership between the Office of the Vice Provost for Education and the Division of Student Affairs.  All lectures are free and open to the public.  All lectures are on Carnegie Mellon’s Oakland campus.