Philosophers on GPT-3: http://dailynous.com/2020/07/30/philosophers-gpt-3/ "Understanding is not an act but a labor. Labor is entirely irrelevant to a computational model that has no history or trajectory.... In contrast, understanding is a lifelong social labor. It’s a sustained project that we carry out daily, as we build, repair and strengthen the ever-shifting bonds of sense that anchor us to the others, things, times and places, that constitute a world."
I am a PhD student in Edinburgh, currently using #VR experiments to investigate language and cognition.
I am generally interested in how meaning-making in interaction allows humans to act efficiently together and how communication systems (like language) evolve culturally to enable this.
Most of my work involves experiments designed to address this directly in the lab by having humans solve problems with communication. I am also an #openscience advocate. :)
birdsite crosspost, academic mental health
I'm the series editor for a series of #OpenTextbooks for Introduction to Philosophy courses, and we now have two books published (out of nine planned)!
Philosophy of Mind: https://press.rebus.community/intro-to-phil-of-mind/
adventures in email
'We respect your privacy'... and oh, by the way, here's three (totally not-predatory) conferences that you can totally send our papers to, that have no relation to your field whatsoever.
me, a philosopher: ...
predatory person: what about the 7th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON GRAPHENE DEVICES???
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp-mQ3HxgDE fascinating talk on theorem provers in research mathematics and education.
a PhD student in #philosophy, working in epistemology, metaphysics and philosophical logic.
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