Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Because of our discussion yesterday and some of the comments put forward just before the class ended. We talked about how a white person is not qualified to talk for a black person (and viceversa), a man for a woman (and viceversa), a heterosexual for a homosexual (and viceversa), a non-transgender for a transgender and viceversa). At first, these qualifications may seem limiting, indeed overbearing. After all (as Roberto pointed out), even amongst blacks, a black person may say (referring to another black person) "this black person is not qualified to talk for me."
discussion continues here.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Thursday, June 15, 2017
as part of our conversation about functionalism & AI (see the discussion about hypothesis and the talk about "corpus" around 4:00).
also, read this article, by ray kurzweil.
to proper understand what Watson does you should be proficient in these areas:
natural language processing, which includes
lexical semantics (a promising subfield of the intersection between syntax and semantics)
natural language understanding (this is where the name AI comes from)
sentiment analysis (I love this, where the psychology intersects para-logical processes)