Hm. I wonder if it’s to launch a public relations (which is Edward Bernays’ new phrase (since 1920s/30s) for propaganda – amazing part of US corporate / govt history btw) to try to inspire confidence (convince, con, confidence man) in using AI face profiling for public surveillance? If you remember, each of the big tech companies had their own really skewed data problems with facial recognition whereby a significant percentage of black and brown people came up as criminals when they were not, leading to false arrests by police using that software. By “loosening high standards” as it were, it may be about this. I can’t think of other uses of AI by government that is as well known and controversial over the last few years. The other one is driverless cars and driverless trucks. It might be about that. Come to think about it, it’s probably that.

Hm. I wonder if
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“Hence, children aged 3 years old, are polynomial, i.e., capable of attributing several names to the same object (Deák & Maratsos, 1998). In fact, a couple of researchers have demonstrated that even a baby has already an extended ability of categorisation that is not limited to empirical categories but attains also to more abstract forms of categorization. For instance, from his/her seventh month of birth, he/she can deal with some categories of taxonomy (McDonough, & Mandler, 1998). At the third month, using his/her gaze, the baby can show some taxonomic biases (Quinn, Eimas, Rosenkrantz. 1993).” http://cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal/article/view/866 Cognitive Development: Towards a Pluralistic and Coalitional Model, Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, Vol 16, No 2 (2020)

“Hence, children aged 3
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I started then abandoned (postponed) an outline when I realized I was lying to myself. I thought I ordered things in a braided history / sociocultural / biological and then theoretical. My big breakthrough six years ago. And I often do. But where I am lying to myself is when I asked “why do I order things that way and not some other way?” and that’s when I realized my truer answer is: I’m writing about the “order of things for me”.

I started then abandoned
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oh wow, no, just realized i’ve spent 30 years chasing the dynamic frustration between Piaget and Vygotsky, the computer-input-output logical rugged individualist builder out of nothing vs the very inventor of the sociocultural concept as used in learning, although by all means not the first ecological theory. They work together of course and I was always much more Vygotsky than Piaget, YET my young interest in artificial intelligence made computer analogies to human cognitive development very pragmatic — so always rode both horses. I just didn’t know I was. But I had 3 excellent cognitive development courses in 1990/91 and they left their impact on how i view people. Of course then there’s the genetic / evolutionary part but at least I got the alien-individualist vs the sociocultural development models sourced from my own developmental history.

oh wow, no, just
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