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Mental Health

The Brave New World of Mental Health

by Amy Minsky | Mar 8, 2019 | AI, Health

The patient sits in a worn, upholstered armchair. She’s been having a tough go lately—doubting herself at work, wondering whether her friends truly like her, spending increasing amounts of time in bed, taking fewer showers, and eating less. The thoughts and feelings are familiar to her: she was diagnosed with a mental illness in her […]

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Machines That Collaborate, Disrupt and Make Change Challenge Our Notion of Human-Centered Society

by Ceyda Yolgörmez | Feb 11, 2019 | AI, Technology

The Ratio Club was an informal dining meet-up founded in 1949 and attended by prominent British academics to discuss cybernetics—Alan Turing was a member. During the first meeting, it was explicitly noted that no sociologist was among their ranks. Omissions such as this have informed my research into the absence of sociological thinking in the […]

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Artificial Intelligence

Seamless Machines and the Simulation of Normal

by Shaun Pett | Feb 6, 2019 | AI, Technology

Reading about artificial intelligence, one will sooner or later encounter the Turing test. It’s become a popular shorthand to measure whether AI can be said to think like humans. Computer scientist Alan Turing proposed this test—what he called the imitation game—in 1950 as a thought problem. In his proposal he sought to avoid the philosophical […]

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