COVID-19 shakes the world again. Now it seems to be the right timing to dedicate some thoughts and care to another important aspect that defines our lives and our society in this historical period: information technology. For us it is not that difficult to perceive that the corona crisis is still in its “active mode”.Continue reading “When COVID-19 escalates again, surveillance gains credits”
Today the so-called ICT (information and communication technology) is pervading almost every production process, both horizontally (across products) and vertically (when machines, shops floors and supply chains become the reference). We have tons of smart factories that aiming to reach flexibility and higher adaptation to variegated goals, such as performance, production quality and overall efficiency need to (still, instead of what people might think of being afraid of) rely on the human factor to picture the canvas of Industry 4.0 trends, lines and new patterns.
Very often our ethical choices are framed by what we know. Science helps us when inquired with the right methodologies and instruments, to know a snapshot of reality. There is a huge debate on how scientists, philosophers, social researchers and investors can support public discussion and public relations campaigns that are more “inclusive” for youth. Key people, at the peak of our democracy, should learn by mistakes made in the past to open and guarantee new perspectives of youth empowerment, as this class is destined to be protagonist of a dialog process and in future political turmoils able to accept the limits implied by epistemological ethics. Here science rationale and enterprise can offer educative examples of action.
In the past, individuals have over predicted artificial intelligence, but it does not mean that artificial intelligence in constructing machine has proved greater than the pioneers foresaw. Even in the theme of humanoid robot usefulness – considered at a short term – is not always very clear which solutions they best fit in. Nevertheless, to the majority of us (without any surprise), one thing is crystal clear: the progress in Artificial Intelligence appears to be an ineluctable movement that will manifest – in the long term – autonomous behaviours and higher embodied adaptivity.
In the latest years the literature on robots and education has addressed the inspiring possibility to insert robots as educators in classes. However, a full list of case studies – despite the ones of Saya in Japan and ARTIE at the Oxford Brooks University – have been lacking so far. This post aims to address this relationship, somehow complex and for lots barely possible, following a fil rouge aiming to highlight how the harmonious interactions between robot teachers and schoolers aren’t far from being a concrete possibility. Designed to appear and move like humans, and already well equipped to support education, they seems to face yet one major challenge: propose a model -being in control of its premises – and consider which design could let this pedagogy to blossom in hybrid contexts.
Nowadays, humanities are and want to be included in the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary dialogue of Human-Robot interaction and social robotics. Social robots start to compose a higher number of workplaces. For us is time to have a better understanding of what this co-working relationship does mean in terms of psychological and ethical-existential aspects exploring some current and subsequent implications.
This post orbits around to the theories developed around the notion of control, more in specific social control, the power that grow as a list of what, at the time, was conceived as necessary to control human beings starting from their personality, connecting with people internalization processes, their public status and even their conscience.
These days of Christmas and New Year Eve holiday break I take some time to reflect on which can be a possible – objective – definition of real and effective altruism. If you’re asking yourself why I am so interested about, the answer is very simple but require some background as I am not theContinue reading “Altruism: natural behavior or self-benefit?”
Una malattia che fa paura, e che spesso non viene capita e interrogata fino in fondo. Del resto, sembra strano, ma è proprio ciò che la definisce, ovvero una mancanza progressiva della memoria e la diminuzione, spesso in sordina, delle capacità cognitive e del linguaggio a presentare e rafforzare il peso del silenzio. La personaContinue reading “Il male che sfuma la comunicazione”
Forse è vero che per i ragazzi (e non solo) una grande scoperta risolve un grande problema, ma c’è una briciola di scoperta in ogni problema. Oggi è necessario che i ragazzi possano imparare a rivalutare il proprio ruolo attivo, sviluppando un corpus di conoscenze che permetta loro di costruirsi e alimentare quell’intimo e necessarioContinue reading “Problem Solving”