Tag Archives: Plato

Raphael's depiction of Plato

The Partially Examined Life

I’d like to point visitors to a blog/podcast I found last week called The Partially Examined Life. On a semi-regular basis, four former philosophy students and graduates get together on Skype and discuss a predetermined topic from philosophy, usually with a little bit of humor to keep things from getting too like a lecture hall. […]

The IBM Watson Logo

IBM’s Watson Computer and the Difference between Thinking and Executing

Watson is to Jeopardy! what Deep Blue was to Chess, but the differences between those two games make Watson a much more impressive machine. On Valentine’s Day, Watson competed against two well-known Jeopardy! champions, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, with the aim of besting both of them. The easiest way to familiarize yourself with Watson […]

Screenshot from Terminator Salvation

Robots, RoboEarth, and Meno’s Paradox

Caught this story on BBC’s Technology site: Robots to get their own Internet By Mark Ward European scientists have embarked on a project to let robots share and store what they discover about the world. Called RoboEarth it will be a place that robots can upload data to when they master a task, and ask […]