Source: The Economic Times

Introduction

If you are reading this post right now, chances are, you are one of the 689 million active users worldwide¹. This number goes to show the impact that TikTok has had ever since its introduction to the U.S app stores on both iOS and Android platforms. TikTok, otherwise known in China as Douyin, is a video-sharing social networking service owned by Chinese company ByteDance. The social media platform is used to make a variety of short-form videos, from genres like dance, comedy, and education, that have a duration from fifteen seconds to one minute². …


My name is Khoi Lam and I am currently a junior majoring in Computer Science and Engineering here at Bucknell. I am from the beautiful city of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In my free time, I like to read, listen to music and play video games. Foods that I like include tacos, sushi, Pho. Drinks that I like include coffee and water. I am also very interested in Philosophy and Photography. This semester I am also taking a guitar class and I’m pretty excited about it. I hope everyone stays safe this semester.

Khoi.


People walk on Google’s main campus in Mountain View, Calif. on May 1, 2019. Amy Osborne / AFP — Getty Images file

A matter that is sooooo close to my heart and something that I think about all the time is ethics versus making money in computer science (what? I do think about that). In the article “Are Universities Training Socially Minded Programmers?” [1], published by The Atlantic, this matter is well-addressed by Vicki Niu, a computer science student from Stanford who also founded the CS + Social Good club there. Niu fully recognized the dilemma of joining the tech industry and working on data ethics [in computer science]. And at a big research school like Stanford, a school with tight connections…

Khoi Lam

Computer Science Student at Bucknell University.

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