ESP Biography

THEO SAULUS, Aspiring scientist with a philosophy background

Major: Not available.

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Currently visiting student researcher in biomedical informatics at Stanford, before my last year of master at CentraleSupélec Paris-Saclay, in France.
I also hold a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the Sorbonne, which I completed alongside my scientific studies.

Past Classes

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C7761: Can Artificial Intelligence be as creative as humans? in Splash Fall 2022 (Dec. 03 - 04, 2022)
From Google to Meta, big tech companies have given AI the possibility to express its imagination by creating stunning images and videos just from a couple of words. When the painter Salvador Dali and the cute Pixar’s robot Wall-e are merged, the result is Dall-e, the jaw-dropping AI created by OpenAI, able to create images on-demand. Although the result is already insane, researchers from Meta are already moving on to the next level: AI text-to-video generators. But can AI be as creative as humans? How does it generate these out-of-the-world images? Should we be worried about this kind of technology? Come to this course to discover the cutting-edge tools for creating images and videos from AI and to learn how the heck AI is able to do that. We will discuss both the exciting possibilities and the potential dangers of these technologies!

L7764: Philosophy of time, an introduction in Splash Fall 2022 (Dec. 03 - 04, 2022)
What is time? You may say: it’s what we use to measure how long things last (e.g., the making of a French camembert is taking about 2 weeks). However, wouldn’t it be possible to imagine a world where nothing happens, but time passes anyway? In other words, does time supposes change? Let’s explore this question together, a trip from Aristotle to Einstein, and see what view convinces you the most! I encourage curious students from all academic pathways to attend this interactive class!