The Future of Transportation
A conversation with Chris Lambert, Chief Technology Officer of Lyft
Sept. 20, 2016 Self-driving cars are on the way, and they’re the future of Lyft, according to the company’s chief technology officer and Northeastern alumnus Chris Lambert. Within five years, Lambert said, a fully autonomous fleet of cars will provide the majority of Lyft rides across the country, while car ownership in major U.S. cities will be largely a thing of the past by 2025.
‘Driving, autonomously, into the future’ news@Northeastern 09.21.2016
The Future of Media
A conversation with Marty Baron, Pulitzer Prize-winning editor and digital media innovator
March 31, 2016 In an address on the future of media, in a time of endless change, Marty Baron, a respected journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning editor, chose to begin his talk with something he says must remain constant. A mission of truth telling.
‘The future of media is changing—and changing fast’ news@Northeastern 04.01.2016
The Future of Food
A conversation with Chris Kimball, bow-tied chef, foodie media mogul, and creator and host of America’s Test Kitchen
February 25, 2016 “My job is to figure out what you are going to do with a recipe that we create in the kitchen,” Kimball said. “My job is to make you not fear failure. Because if I can do it, you can do it. I stand there for 25 seasons of our show and I represent that audience.”
‘My job is to make you not fear failure’ news@Northeastern 02.26.2016
The Future of Dating
A conversation with Christian Rudder, co-founder of OkCupid
February 11, 2016 It was Thursday afternoon just three days before Valentine’s Day, and OkCupid co-founder Christian Rudder was speaking at Northeastern University. His talk—which included a brief overview of the irreverent dating site as well as a lengthy Q&A with President Joseph E. Aoun and members of the university community—marked the first installment of “The Future of…,” a new presidential speaker series.
‘Explore what can big data teach us about dating’ news@Northeastern 02.12.2016