sexta-feira, 26 de março de 2010

EOT Report #1: “Fixing Cognitive Biases to Shape the Next Generation of Humans“

(Originally posted on EOTomorrow)
Edge of Tomorrow Report - 3.25.2010
an interview with João Fabiano (translated from Portuguese)
by Carlos R. B. Azevedo (@crbazevedo)
João Fabiano is a journalist, philosopher, specialist on cognitive bias, and the founding member of the Analytical Philosophy research group of Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.
He has been researching “Philosophy of the Mind and Transhumanism”, in which he focuses on methods to address cognitive deviations from rationality that pose risks for society, possibly leading to dangerous loss scenarios for humanity. Such methods are mainly based on modelling rationality through algorithms or on treating such biases with the usage of neurochemicals.
Click here for the interview and commentary.