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
Seneca was, by modern standards, a billionaire. And yet, he claimed that great wealth gets in the way of practicing virtue. Some people say that modern billionaires like Jeff Bezos of Amazon use "Stoic techniques" to increase their wealth. But does that make them Stoic? What, exactly, is the relationship between wealth and Stoicism? Suggested… Continue reading Meetup: Can Stoics be billionaires?
What is offensive speech? What makes speech toxic? Where should we draw the line between criticism and insults? And between free speech and censorship? Come discuss what is offensive at our next philosophy cafe. Suggested reading here, RSVP here. When: Monday, May 20, at 6pm. Where: New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th… Continue reading Meetup: Insults and toxic speech
Time is money! Or is it? Come discuss both the metaphysics and the ethics of time. Metaphysically, what is time? What sense can we make of the concept, given the most current theories in fundamental physics? Ethically, how do we make the best use of our time, regardless of what precisely that is? Suggested reading… Continue reading Meetup: the philosophy of time