Tag Archives: philosophy

In the quantum realm, cause doesn’t necessarily come before effect

In a paper published in 2012, Brukner shattered this assumption. He proposed that the temporal sequence of two events, just like the positions of a particle or the path it took, could also exist in superposition. That would mean that the arrow of time could have abrupt kinks in its trajectory.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24532650-700-in-the-quantum-realm-cause-doesnt-necessarily-come-before-effect/

The Secret History of the Future

The history of timekeeping is a history of control—a duty to be “on time.” Could a new kind of clock change our relationship with timekeeping, forcing us to think not of hours and obligations but of eons and possibilities?

https://slate.com/podcasts/the-secret-history-of-the-future/2019/08/could-a-new-kind-of-clock-help-us-solve-climate-change

Aristotle’s binary philosophies created today’s AI bias

Aristotle’s binary classifications are now manifest throughout today’s data systems, serving, preserving, propagating, and amplifying biases up and across the machine-learning stack.

Examples of binary bias in front-end user interfaces and data processing include:
swipe right = 1, swipe left = 0
clicking “like” on Facebook = 1, not clicking like = 0

But the problem with binary logic is that it provides no scope for understanding and modeling why and howpeople have chosen one option over another. The machines are simply registering that people have made a choice, and there’s an outcome.

https://qz.com/1515889/aristotles-binary-philosophies-created-todays-ai-bias/