Handwriting is beneficial for conceptual understanding and memory retention, according to the article in the Economist. Handwriting is endangered as laptops enter classrooms worldwide. Some countries reacted by banning computers in the classroom or introducing compulsory handwriting. As typing is critical skill for digital era, it should not be banned. It also has some advantages for summarising texts. Thus, it is essential to strike right balance and proper timing of using typing and handwriting in educational process.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to accelerate scientific discovery and help solve humanity’s biggest problems, according to the Economist coverage. Two areas that show particular promise are “literature-based discovery” (LBD), which analyzes existing scientific literature for new ideas, and “robot scientists” or self-driving labs, which use AI to generate and test hypotheses. The main barrier to AI’s transformation of scientific practice is the willingness and ability of scientists to embrace and use AI tools.
Join us for the webinar on 5th September (14.00 CEST | 12.00 UTC) when Jovan Kurbalija will delineate a bridge between the past discussed in ‘Recycling Ideas’ and the future of AI governance. We have come to the end of our summer…
Chinese AI chatbot Ernie Bot, developed by tech giant Baidu, has generated excitement and marked a comeback for the company, with high downloads and increased shares. Baidu has invested heavily in AI technologies, positioning itself as one of China's most sophisticated AI companies. However, the company faces challenges due to US restrictions on the sale of advanced chips to China and China's strict AI regulations.
At our last stop of the summer journey 'Recycling ideas', we come to Geneva, a meeting place of technology and humanity for centuries. The city’s role is gaining new relevance as we find ourselves at a turning point, facing both changes…
If you look for the source code of the operating system of modernity, you will end up in Vienna between the two world wars with five main thinkers: Ludwig Von Mises, Joseph Schumpeter, Friedrich Hayek, Sigmund Freud, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. Their concepts have shaped digital and AI eras: Von Mises (centrality of choice), Schumpeter (creative destruction), Hayek (centrality of knowledge), Freud (psychoanalysis), and Wittgenstein (language and probability). We should look back at their work to better understand our time and the changes that are coming.
As negotiations on AI governance unfold, Africa's participation is pivotal. The continent could contribute its Ubuntu etho-philosophy to the global shaping of AI rules. Ubuntu, deeply ingrained in African culture, champions harmonious relationships among individuals and communities. This philosophy offers valuable insights into the critical facets of AI development: epistemology, ethics, and governance.
This text delves into the wisdom of thinkers like Shang Yang, Confucius, and Lao Tze, illustrating their relevance in today's AI landscape. Their teachings could inspire striking right balances among the major dilemmas of AI era related to humanism and governance. With China at the forefront of AI innovation and being a global digital powerhouse, understanding these ancient philosophies provides invaluable insights for the AI governance.
Exploring the intersections of Ancient Greek philosophy and modern AI: Delve into the timeless insights of Socrates, Plato, and the Phaedrus dialogue as we navigate the challenges and opportunities of the digital age. From techno-scepticism to the balance of data and wisdom, understand how age-old philosophical teachings remain remarkably relevant in our journey from the Parthenon to AI frontiers.
Discover the evolution of the number zero, tracing its origins from ancient India, its role in the Islamic Golden Age, to its significance in today's digital world. Join us in uncovering the fascinating journey of a number that revolutionised mathematics, technology, and human thought.
We're at a turning point in history, facing an AI Era that echoes the transformative Axial Age. From ethics to identity, peace to prosperity, our choices today shape tomorrow's world. It's time for a collective call to action, engaging everyone from governments to individuals. Let's craft a future that balances technological advances with human values.
This text draws parallels between Socratic questioning and AI prompting, underscoring the value of critical thinking in AI interactions. It views AI prompting as a philosophical inquiry that draws on multiple disciplines. The post also discusses the challenges organizations face while harnessing AI tools, offering solutions such as developing internal AI systems and creating prompt libraries. By combining the wisdom of Socrates with the advancements of AI, the blog argues we can enhance intellectual growth and societal advancement.