I believe the Industrial Revolution, electricity, and upsetting and modernizing their agricultural civilization dominated the nineteenth century. Physics and engineering dominated the twentieth century. Allowing us to accomplish more things in our daily lives, from refrigerators to washing machines. And the twenty-first century is unmistakably the digital age. It’s the Internet, after all. Even if you want to be a race car driver, play baseball, construct a house, software has turned all of these things upside down.
The lettuce bot is a robot that can perceive its surroundings 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This lettuce bot can observe 1.5 million plants and respond to each one individually. We help lettuce farmers increase yields on their farms. I hope we can reduce the cost by assisting in the production of food in a more sustainable manner, which was previously impossible without the use of computer science and technology.
I have a great job where I get to work on Polyvore. Which combines all of my loves: programming, fashion, art, design, and shopping.
Half of the items you use these days are software products that you play with on your phone. Therefore, you’ll need to know programming if you want to make anything amazing, right? And because there are so many things you can do with computer science. If you go backwards from the cool thing you want to make to figure out what that is. You’ll probably find that computer programming is a big part of it, right? As a result, you should learn this ability.
Right now, everything is quite thrilling.
Your doctor will employ the technologies that we’re building right now in the next decade, you know. When you go to the doctor’s office and you’re sick. The doctor will say, “All right, spit in this cup, and I’ll put it into this magical machine called the sequencer, and in an hour I’ll be able to tell you what you have or what’s wrong with you.” So, for example, if we’re seeking a novel virus, we’ll download a database of all known viruses and search for our sequence of interest against the entire database of viruses. As a result, you’ll still need someone to examine the data because the computer isn’t yet clever enough. Our software assists users in conserving energy and reducing carbon emissions.
To date, we’ve saved more than eight terawatt-hours, which is almost 1.1 million cars on the road. There are so many different characteristics that go into forecasting the wind that it would be difficult for a human to sit down and conduct all those calculations. So we need a computer model to anticipate it. I created software that searches photos for poor images or images that are known to be prohibited. I collaborate with groups such as the National Center for Missing Children on a regular basis.
I’m aware that the work we’ve done has had an influence on the lives of others. I’m passionate about it since there are many social issues that could benefit from the use of technology right now.
It’s all about empowering those who are trying to make a difference in the world by providing them with the tools they need to succeed. That is something we can accomplish right now, and the tools at our disposal are vast. Because computers and software are such a fundamental part of our daily lives. The fusion of art and technology is becoming increasingly important. People are finding that using computers as a medium to create beautiful pieces of art may be incredibly innovative.
When Crush and Squirt and their friends are flying through the East Australian current in “Finding Nemo,” you can see images of water flowing by, colors on the back of the turtle, and the sides of the fish—all of these things are generated through math and computer programs that we write and then give to the artists, who use them to create the final image and tweak it to make it look beautiful and fun.
It’s all about invention at the end of the day. It’s about observing the world and being unsatisfied with it, as well as questioning everything. I’ve always thought that if I don’t learn how to program, it’ll be like not learning how to read; the future will be closed to me. If you work in the coding field, you have a lot of options and can pretty much pick and choose the courses you want to take.
I believe that you can start something in your undergraduate dorm room and have a group of people who have never established a large company come together and construct something that a billion people utilize in their daily lives. It’s incredible to think about her, and it’s very humbling and amazing. Really, it’s about having the opportunity to reinvent things and then seeing them out in the world and seeing people utilizing them and having pleasure or having a better life as a result of something you placed in the world that wasn’t there before.