01:41 - Descartes was wrong: ‘a person is a person through other persons’
Abeba Birhane on a person is a person through other persons
13:59 - Predicting How People Behave and Act via Machine Learning is Ethically Flawed
Greater Than Code Episode 038: Category Theory for Normal Humans with Dr. Eugenia Cheng
Order Out of Chaos by Ilya Prigogine and Isabelle Stengers
34:21 - Examining Machine Learning Models and Data
“When you get rid of what you don’t want, you do not necessarily get what you do want and you may get something you want a lot less. It is that simple…..anyone that ever watches television knows that!” – Russell L. Ackoff
“Scoring” People Perpetuates Stereotypes
Acurracy Confirms Bias
50:09 - Important Ideosyncracies and Contaminating Factors
Seeing and appreciating the potential to be different in every person in every situation.
The ability to tease apart existing cultural ideas around identity and humanity.
Taking concepts from different but related fields and seeing their connectedness and bringing them together into a whole that is more than the sum of their parts.
Seeing consequences that don’t belong to any one cause.
Mando: Cartesian thinking and worldview is embedded in us.
Avdi: “Contaminating factors.”
“Dive into yourself to find yourself.”
Rein: Jainism has gotten this right for centuries.
The Elephant and the Blindfolded Men Parable
The Theory of Conditioned Predication or Contigency
The Theory of Partial Standpoints
Jessica: Giving the Cartesian program credit for what it’s good for: using science as a way to break things down into parts and studying them deeply; we’ve learned a lot.
Abeba: It’s not all bad. BUT, we forget to put the pieces back together and acknowledge reality.
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