Category Archives: Bias

How inbuilt is morality? (hint: we don’t really know)

An interesting paper I heard about on Bloggingheads argues that babies as young as 6 months can discern social interactions, and make judgment calls in favor of puppets that help, as opposed to those that harm. In the Bloggingheads interview, … Continue reading

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Heuristics and Bias – Morton’s Response

A couple of points: 1. What does it mean to say that humans are terrible objective observers? In some ways we seem to be extremely accurate objective observers. We make excellent predictions about weather, we can build complex industrial¬†instruments; day … Continue reading

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Sentences to Ponder – Heuristics and Bias

“I do not know why originalists and other legalists are not AI enthusiasts.” That’s from Richard Posner’s How Judges Think, suggesting that those who, like legalists, believe that judges should do nothing more than apply clear, staid rules, should be … Continue reading

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