The Value of Thought Experiments
Think your way to scientific truth.
The Philosopher’s Zone, ABC Radio National
Can Children Save Us From the Fake News Epidemic?
Child development research may hold the answer to our brutally partisan deadlock.
THINK, NBC News
Inside The Future Of Artificial Intelligence
As developers design machines that teach themselves, questions remain over humans’ ability to effectively interact with artificially intelligent computers.
The State of Things, WUNC
New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning
A new idea called the “information bottleneck” is helping to explain the puzzling success of today’s artificial-intelligence algorithms — and might also explain how human brains learn.
We Ignore What Doesn’t Fit With Our Biases — Even If It Costs Us
We tend to pay more attention to information that confirms our own beliefs and biases, and we are prepared to lose money to stick to our guns.
The Secret to a Good Robot Teacher
It doesn’t just impart information. It also expresses social cues.
Gray Matter, The New York Times
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