Actors know that they will never become the audience’s favorite character if they are on stage or in front of the camera with children or animals. One becomes an extra. There is something about showing our sympathy to children and … Continue reading AI Swinishness
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and former Archbishop of Munich, Joseph Ratzinger came under pressure because of the abuse scandal in the Archdiocese of Munich. He is accused of not having done anything about the misconduct at the time. After the … Continue reading Ratzinger’s Apology On The Abuse Scandal In Check
Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Nils Lofgren, and a number of other musicians have had their songs removed from the streaming platform Spotify, and if Twitter is to be believed, plenty of users have had their Spotify accounts closed as well. … Continue reading Spotify Controversy: Did Joe Rogan Really Apologize? No, He Didn’t!
What the past two years have taught us is that disease and death have become visible again. The pandemic has swept away millions, and many who have contracted COVID have been abruptly confronted with their own mortality. Fortunately, no one … Continue reading Are You Ready To “Go”?
The need to wear masks during a pandemic has unmasked old ideas again. Suddenly, terms from the Nazi era, which seemed to have been disproved long ago and to rest on the garbage heap of history, are becoming socially acceptable … Continue reading An Analysis of the Thinking of Contrarians, Conspiracy Theorists and Right-Wingers
For many years and several moves, I have kept a small collection of issues of Newsweek magazine that were published in 1989. That was not only the year I moved from high school to college, but also one where the … Continue reading CoupCast: An AI Predicts Revolutions
Sir Karl Popper, the Austrian-British philosopher, already stated immediately after the collapse of the Nazi regime in his book The Open Society and Its Enemies that tolerance is not always justified. It is, in other words, OKAY to be intolerant … Continue reading Empathy Stops At The Empathy-less
The fact that we are evaluated and judged for a wide variety of life situations is nothing new. School grades, credit score for loans and also the Safety Score for driving a Tesla are familiar and new examples of how … Continue reading The Problem With An AI-based Overdose Risk Score For Pain Medications.
My book Sorry Not Sorry: The Art of Not Apologizing (right now in German only) is in bookstores as of today, and to pique your interest, I want to show you the structure of non-apologies using three recent examples. Example … Continue reading Sorry Not Sorry: Laschet Laughs, Camel Driver, Juventus
About four years ago, researchers at Stanford University showed in a study that an artificial intelligence (AI) was better than humans at determining a person’s sexual orientation based on portrait photos. The AI was able to identify whether or not … Continue reading X-Rays Reveal Human Race to AI And Experts Don’t Know How