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 […]

New technology, old dilemmas: how artificial intelligence is bringing up classic philosophical arguments

In 1956, at the Dartmouth Workshop, John MacCarthy coined the term artificial intelligence (AI) along with other prominent authors: Marvin Minsky, Herbert Simon, and Allen Newell. The origin of AI benefited from the intersection of two significant intellectual developments of the time, the cognitive revolution and the theory of computability, and brought from the imagination […]

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