News | BertelsmannEducationGroup | 10/09/2019

Bertelsmann Business Podcast with with Sebastian Thrun, Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Udacity Founder

A conversation about artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, and the Bertelsmann digital education initiative #50000Chances. Isabelle Körner speaks with Sebastian Thrun in episode nine of the Bertelsmann Business Podcast. 

He is the inventor of Google’s self-driving car, professor of Artificial Intelligence at Stanford University, and founder of the education startup Udacity, in which Bertelsmann owns a stake. In the U.S., Sebastian Thrun is often referred to as a “German wunderkind.” In the latest episode of the Bertelsmann Business Podcast, he responds to questions in conversation with Isabelle Körner. “Artificial intelligence should make our everyday lives and processes better. Personalized advertising and speech recognition are opportunities, and nothing to be afraid of.” His company Udacity has the mission to facilitate access to education around the world. Bertelsmann and Udacity will be awarding 50,000 tech scholarships over the next three years as part of a joint education initiative. 

This episode is the ninth installment in Bertelsmann’s podcast series on “Creativity and Entrepreneurship.” In each of the 30- to 45-minute episodes, n-tv presenter Isabelle Körner speaks with top managers from the Bertelsmann world, who give exclusive insights into their everyday working life and describe the importance of creativity and entrepreneurship in their work. The next episode featuring Frank Schirrmeister, CEO of Arvato Supply Chain Solutions, will be released on October 23, 2019. Listen to the Bertelsmann Business Podcast on Audio Now  , bertelsmann.de  , iTunes  , and Soundcloud  .