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“Parrhesia”: The importance of speaking truth to power and how to do it well. It’s time for an honest conversation.

Jonny Thomson Key Takeaways The idea of a “court jester” speaking truth to power is a common one in history. Machiavelli believed it was essential to good governance. The ancient Greek philosophers called this “parrhesia” and practiced it often. In modern times, Michel Foucault reinvented the idea. Here we look at three practical ways parrhesia

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Ancient Greek antilogic is the craft of suspending judgment

An Allegory of Prudence (c1340-55) by Pacio Bertini da Firenze. Courtesy of the Met Museum, New York Robin Reames is associate professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the author of Seeming and Being in Plato’s Rhetorical Theory (2018) and The Ancient Art of Thinking For Yourself (forthcoming, March 2024).

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‘Not by AI’ Badge Emerges to Combat AI-Generated Content Onslaught By Emman Omwanda February 18, 2024

In an age where artificial intelligence (AI) can churn out content with the push of a button, creators often find themselves grappling with the challenge of distinguishing their authentic human-made works from AI-generated pieces. Addressing this concern head-on, a new initiative has emerged in the form of the “not by AI” badge. Introducing the “not

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Artificial intelligence flies XQ-58A Valkyrie drone

An XQ-58A Valkyrie drone launches at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., in 2020 to demonstrate the transfer of data among aircraft. (Staff Sgt. Joshua King/U.S. Air Force) WASHINGTON — Artificial intelligence software successfully flew an XQ-58A Valkyrie drone, the Air Force Research Laboratory announced Aug. 2. The U.S. lab led the three-hour sortie on July 25

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“A.I. is not all hype. It’s the ‘fourth industrial revolution playing out,’” says Wedbush’s Dan Ives

The fourth industrial revolution refers to how technological advancements like artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles and the internet of things are changing the way humans live, work and relate to one another. He said he expects “a trillion dollars of incremental spend over the next decade” into A.I. https://www.cnbc.com/2023/06/28/ai-is-not-all-hype-its-the-fourth-industrial-revolution-dan-ives.html “‘This is Not a Joke’ “Kevin Baragona,

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Discrimination, Artificial Intelligence, and Algorithmic Decision-Making

”Recommendations by computers may have an air of rationality or infallibility, and people might blindly follow them.” This report, written for the Anti-discrimination department of the Council of Europe, concerns discrimination caused by algorithmic decision-making and other types of artificial intelligence (AI). AI advances important goals, such as efficiency, health and economic growth but it

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