The Beginnings of a Hypothesis on How to Build Better Robots

The industry of developing computer intelligence, machine learning and artificial intelligence is largely embedded in a particular version of cognitive science. This computing-industry often takes it ideas for memory, learning and development from the brand of evolutionary theory from a particular version of cognfitive science. This brand of evolutionary theory has at its heart an … Continue reading The Beginnings of a Hypothesis on How to Build Better Robots

Economic Growth Is About Categorical Continuity and Technologies of Representation – Not Irrationality

https://twitter.com/jasonhickel/status/1252960787951386624?s=20 Hickel risks reproducing a problematic understanding of degrowth. The presentation of growth versus degrowth in this light makes it a question of quantity rather than quality. And this is precisely the misunderstanding of degrowth that can reduce it merely to a version of eco-austerity. Let me explain with an example from my work. I … Continue reading Economic Growth Is About Categorical Continuity and Technologies of Representation – Not Irrationality

Preparing the people: Machiavelli on ‘the populous’ and ‘environmental crisis’

The idea of people as an organized force with conscious will in political life is so familiar to modern people that we take it for granted, Gramsci argued that in the Mediterranean and European context it was not always so and therefore it has an origin: “Gramsci recognized that Machiavelli was the first theorist to … Continue reading Preparing the people: Machiavelli on ‘the populous’ and ‘environmental crisis’