meetups

Meetup: ethics of Artificial Intelligence

Who is afraid of AI? Should we be? AI can make our lives more convenient and efficient, but there’s much to be concerned about from an ethical perspective - our privacy being the most obvious (are Alexa and Siri spying on us?) but also more subtle problems such as implicit biases in its designs that… Continue reading Meetup: ethics of Artificial Intelligence

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readings

Suggested readings, #10

Here are some interesting articles I’ve come across recently, for your consideration: Remembering when bankers tried to overthrow FDR and install a fascist dictator. True Story. (Big Think) Is knowledge a "Stone Age" concept that is best abandoned? A strange, misguided, and conceptually confused article by my colleague David Papineau. (Aeon) A good argument against… Continue reading Suggested readings, #10

readings

Suggested readings, #9

Here are some interesting articles I’ve come across recently, for your consideration: The (very) troubled history of psychiatry. (New Yorker) Transgender kids’ brains resemble their gender identity, not their biological sex. (LGBTQ Nation) Human life on Mars? Dangerous science fiction. (The Guardian) What’s so useful about studying ancient history? Americans are notoriously ignorant of history,… Continue reading Suggested readings, #9