LiveTalk Lecture Series

    • Cheng Liu • Tasso Roumeliotis • Sandy Yuan

      Cheng Liu • Tasso Roumeliotis • Sandy Yuan '07 • Harry Chotiner

LiveTalk is The College Preparatory School's evening lecture series for parents, students, and the community. Join us for these engaging, thought-provoking lectures by local and national experts and celebrities on intriguing topics and current events.

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  • Dr. Cheng Liu • Monday, October 7, 2019 • Frontier of Cancer Immunotherapy: T cell Therapy for "Cure of Cancer?"

    Some of the greatest challenges to humankind have come in the form of epidemics. The bubonic plague, the flu of 1918, smallpox, and epidemic typhus are just a few examples. The discovery of antibiotics freed us from many bacterial epidemics that threatened the very existence of human society. The discovery and large-scale application of vaccines has protected us from devastating bacterial and viral infections. However, one of the biggest health challenges today is the prevalence of cancer. Our ability to cure many types of cancer is limited and still in development. Recent innovations in molecular biology and the study of the human genome have provided new tools in the realms of gene editing and cellular engineering. Join us for what will be an enlightening talk about how close we actually are to finally finding the "cure of cancer."
  • Tasso Roumeliotis and Sandy Yuan '07 • Wednesday, November 6, 2019 • How AI Will Rewire our Job Environment • How to Teach a Car to Drive

    How AI Will Rewire our Job Environment Tasso Roumeliotis
    Our grandparents could not have possibly envisioned the rate of technological progress to date. The smartphone in your pocket provides you with access to more information than you will be able to digest in multiple lifetimes...and it has only been around for twelve years. We expect that AI will come on faster than the industrial revolution did. The big questions facing human society include: What benefits will AI bring? What jobs will become superfluous and what new jobs will emerge? Spend an evening with us engaging in these important questions—the answers to which will change the world in which our children work, and more importantly, live.


    How to Teach a Car to Drive
     Sandy Yuan '07
    Ever since Karl Benz invented the first gasoline powered car in 1884, there has been a driver in the seat. Relying on humans as drivers has given rise to a number of problems—accidents from bad driving, drunk driving, texting, and congestion are just a few examples. Maybe more importantly, driving takes up precious time that could be used to work or relax. Autonomous robotics applications promise to transform the way we get around and how we live. There are numerous approaches to developing self-driving vehicles and machinery. Come and learn more about autonomous driving technology and what it's like to work in an industry of unknowns.
  • Harry Chotiner • Thursday, February 6, 2020 • Let's Go to the Movies

    "Great movies have a way of illumniating something previously unrecognized about the human experience."

    Join us for one of the most entertaining and beloved evenings in the LiveTalk series. Changing directions from past years' Chotiner talks, this year NYU film history professor and former Twentieth Century Fox vice president (and past Prep parent and Prep history teacher) Harry Chotiner will do a deep dive into 4 films (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and three others to be named soon) and what makes them exceptional works of art.

    Prepare for a lively evening with interactive audience participation! And we'll add hot popcorn, soda, candies, and door prizes!
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