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A blog by Leon Oudejans


42 percent of CEOs think AI may destroy humanity this decade (Futurism)

Futurism title: 42 percent of CEOs think AI may destroy humanity this decade Futurism subtitle: "It's pretty dark and alarming." By: NOOR AL-SIBAI Date: 17 June 2023 Introduction LO: Clearly, I belong to the 58% of people who are "not worried" because the risk of AI is - indeed - "overblown". As long as machines will not have beliefs, the risk of Artificial...

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Do we have good reasons to believe in beliefs?

Recently, I noticed this strange question above in an Aeon-Psyche article: Do we have good reasons to believe in beliefs? A radical philosophy of mind says no. Last Saturday, a new friend said the following: "Believing is in the nature of mankind; it's a clear feeling. You're almost born with it." I couldn't agree more with what he said. It was in a slightly...

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Nature and God are two sides of the same coin (Spinoza)

The phrase above is from Baruch Spinoza's book Ethics (1677). In the Latin language, it was: "Deus sive Natura". Wiki: "For Spinoza the whole of the natural universe is made of one substance, God, or, what's the same, Nature, and its modifications (modes)." I suppose, this comes close to my views. Big Think, The Well, newsletter 25 April 2023 The...

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Free will: no one can predict what you’ll do. Seriously?

People who know me well will claim that they can predict my choices. I think, feel and believe their view is valid. Nevertheless, neuroscientist Stanislas Dehaene claims that ‘Free will is real. No one can predict what you are going to do’ (El Pais-2023). The explanation may be in statistics. Knowing someone well implies that you've witnessed many events, in which...

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Asking questions = answering questions

A few weeks ago, someone asked me a question. Her question bugged me. The very same question was also on my mind. I had not raised my question as it would reveal my doubt and/or fear. Moreover, it's unlikely I would have received a relevant answer. My answer to her question was evasive. My blog title is not a generic thesis. It's valid in case of a conflict between...

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Outsiders Solve Problems. Just Ask Goats. (NYT)

The New York Times title: Outsiders Solve Problems. Just Ask Goats. NYT subtitle: In a study of how animals respond to the unknown, goats and camels, especially those with a lower social position, proved most capable of liberating a snack from a cup. By:  Veronique Greenwood Date: 4 April 2023 "Fair or not, goats have not earned a reputation for their...

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