Browse by:

What is understanding?

Here’s a singularity summit talk by Eric Baum. Baum is known to me as the author of What is Thought? and in particular his discussion of his notion of “The Hayek Machine” as set out in his  “Toward a Model of Intelligence as an Economy of Agents” Machine Learning 35, pp. 155-185 (1999).

The Social Epistemology of Experimental Economics

A new book by Ana Cordeiro dos Santos has come to my attention. Aside from the title which caught my eye – The Social Epistemology of Experimental Economics – what recommends checking the book out is that Ana’s pedigree is notable – her PhD was supervised by Uskali Mäki and Jack Vromen, both top-draw minds…

Alan Turing

The BBC has been running a series of articles on Turing. For those of us who often discuss the conceptual aspects of liberty through the great works of social and political philosophy, we should stop and think about how our liberty was, to a great extent, preserved by Alan Turing. According to Winston Churchill, Turing…