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Conversations with an AI

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Rationality vs Irrationality?

In many ways, rationality and irrationality can be seen as two sides of the same coin. Both involve making decisions based on incomplete or inaccurate information, and both can lead to suboptimal outcomes. The key difference is that rationality is based on logical reasoning and a systematic approach to problem-solving, while irrationality is based on emotions and gut feelings.

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Conversations with an AI: Dark Matter

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Mysteries of the Universe

Today, we ask our AI friend about one of the most mysterious phenomena in the Universe – the so-called dark matter. We indirectly know about it by registering the gravitational force it exerts on surrounding objects. It is invisible, undetectable, and hypothetical, yet there are strong pieces of evidence that such a matter exists. Below you can read the answer of GPT-3.

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Artificial Intelligence and Psychology

Today, we ask our AI friend one fundamental psychological question to see what he has to say. It's impressive how we can have an adequate answer in seconds, produced by an algorithm. Of course, we cannot change our therapist or psychoanalyst with an AI, or not yet, but the progress in language-generating AI systems is still amazing.

Below you can read what has GPT-3 answered to our inquiry.

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Nuclear Fusion

Today, we ask our AI interlocutor about the nature of nuclear fusion power plants. What are the methods used to develop the potentially most efficient way of producing electricity and what are the greatest challenges? 

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What is the nature of consciousness according to science?

Consciousness refers to the state of being aware of and able to think, feel and perceive. It is the ability to be aware of your surroundings and make decisions. It is the executive function of the brain that allows us to be aware of our thoughts and feelings and to act in accordance with our goals. Consciousness is an elusive concept. It is difficult to define it because it is such a personal experience. Each individual experiences consciousness differently. Some people are more aware of their thoughts and feelings than others. Some people are more in tune with their surroundings.

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The age of Artificial Intelligence

Our civilization has rapidly entered a new stage of development. It's the 4th industrial revolution. This is the epoch of automatization, internet, and data exchange in manufacturing technologies and processes which include cyber-physical systems (CPS), IoT, industrial internet of things, cloud computing, cognitive computing, and artificial intelligence. Basically, we start using some form of AI algorithm since we start walking. It's already an integral part of each developed society in the world. Windows, macOS, Google, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, etc., all our operating systems, search engines, and applications are using some kind of machine-learning algorithms. But what do we know about them? Is it safe to continue developing and improving AI systems? Given the fact that an AI algorithm can collect and elaborate upon tons of data in just seconds maybe we can try to learn something from them in return.

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SSA Recent Posts

29 January 2023
Social Sciences & Arts (SSA)
Credit: Baruch de Spinoza (1632 - 1677), Dutch philosopher. Woodcut engraving, published in 1881.; Getty images Excerpts from Ethics, Demonstrated in Geometrical Order (1677) 1. "Hatred is increased by being reciprocated, and can on the other hand be...
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25 January 2023
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Credit: Getty images How will AI change the world? It is generally accepted that so far, there were four main industrial revolutions. The introduction of coals around 1760; gas -1870; electronics and nuclear – 1969; and internet and renewable energy ...
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20 January 2023
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Credit: The philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty in his home in Paris 1950; Getty Images Short Bio Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908-1961) was a French phenomenologist philosopher and a leading figure in existentialism. He was born in Rochefort-sur-Mer, Franc...
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