Category: Opinion

What is Artificial Intelligence? (Part 1)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming one of those terms that everyone knows, talks about, but when thinking about its definition, difficulties arise. So, I start this text by suggesting a reflection: first, think about what AI is and then look around you and try to identify where it is acting. Don’t worry if it wasn’t […]

Artificial Intelligence and Trust

Unlike all interactions of man with technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has added complexity to the dynamics and exchanges it establishes with people. Because it has a certain degree of autonomy in its responses, which happen through artificial neural networks, the connection that develops between AI and individuals needs to be better understood and deepened. It […]

Dignity as an object of ethical reflection

“Searchin’ high, searchin’ low Searchin’ everywhere I know Askin’ the cops wherever I go Have you seen dignity”.[i] (Bob Dylan, Dignity, 1989). Dignity is a word known to all, and often quoted in various subjects, that is, it is a common word; this understood notion ends up not encouraging us to understand it, or think […]

The dignity of the human person from the perspective of the image and likeness of God

The dignity of the human person is the foundation of our Republic (1st article, III, Federal Constitution). The term, however, has been used indiscriminately and without adequate delimitation. In this way, there is a risk of trivializing the concept and relativizing its meaning. The dignity of the human person can be understood in a simple […]

10 ethical issues involving artificial intelligence (part 1)

In early 2021, renowned software developer Serokell, based in Tallinn, Estonia, asked some Artificial Intelligence experts what kept them up at night in relation to the product of their work, and what were their fears about the fruit of their research. The answers could be summarized in 10 main points. In this short text, I […]

The disidentity of post-pandemic public administration course students

The present reflection that I make of this brief article comes to the detriment of a dialogue made with one of my greatest intellectual references and who by the way is also co-founder of the Public Administration course at ESAG/UDESC, Prof. Dr Francisco G. Heidemann. Among the various topics discussed with Professor Heidemann, what most […]

Technological Determinism and the Social Construction of Technology

Debates around technology have become prominent in academia as artifacts acquire more and more refinement. Following the logic, studies on Artificial Intelligence are taking spaces that transcend the areas of engineering and computer science. Due to its ethical, moral, philosophical and anthropological implications, scholars are looking to understand how this technology is affecting and will […]

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