Once again, virtue

This short text seeks to bring to our attention an aspect defined by the Scottish philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre in his ethics: as moral agents, we, human beings, are rational and dependent animals. In the book Dependent Rational Animals, published in 1999, MacIntyre seeks to support his point of view that virtues are essential for human […]

In search of the public ethos: Is the Unified National Competition an alternative for selecting new public servants with a vocation for public service?  

Aristotle designated ethos as constructing an image of a speaker’s character. In this sense, ethos appears as the moral character trait that the speaker must present. Another meaning that complements the first is related to a habit or custom, such as virtue and rational reflections based on values and the human experience of acting on […]

Relevance of Game Theory in the Context of Artificial Intelligence

A brief introduction to those unfamiliar with Game Theory should start from the assumption that it is not about games in the ordinary sense. Such theory suggests a mathematical approach to ensuring a response for more significant gain or lesser loss in situations involving two or more players. In essence, game theory studies the decision-making […]

Effects Of Transparency On Government Trust

Initially, when we consider an overview of the topic, the relationship between transparency and trust in government, through a literature review by Cucciniello, Porumbescu and Grimmelikhuijsen (2017), for example, found a predominance of the positive effect of transparency. Could it be that this positive scenario is the predominant one in international literature? However, other studies […]

“It’s the machine’s fault”: how intelligent is AI when it comes to making decisions?“

AI appears to be a neutral instrument that can be used positively and negatively, in this case implying control and dehumanization. Although discussions about the use of artificial intelligence (AI) have intensified in recent years, back in the 1940s, mathematician Norbert Wiener published a book with numerous questions involving cybernetics. Wiener presented a new order […]

What is Artificial Intelligence? (Part 2)

In November 2022, I started this series of posts about what artificial intelligence (AI) is. In the first part, I proposed that readers identify the AI around them or that comes into their heads. I argued that the difficulty in understanding this technology may come from the lack of consensus on what it is. If deciphering intelligence […]

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