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Discussion of Courses on Anti-racism and Critical Race Theory

FredB For those interested in developing program material on social justice issues, the articles referenced below by Benjamin Wallace-Wells and Mica Pollock may be of interest. As the Wallace-Wells article explains, conservatives have recently started targeting the topic of “Critical Race Theory” and they are re trying to eliminate courses on it (or based onContinue reading “Discussion of Courses on Anti-racism and Critical Race Theory”

The Convergence of Stakeholder Economics and the Ethics of AI Research

Here’s an interesting article that links stakeholder capitalism with the issue of AI ethics. How stakeholder capitalism and AI ethics go hand in handStuart Battersby12 June 2021https://venturebeat.com/2021/06/12/how-stakeholder-capitalism-and-ai-ethics-go-hand-in-hand/ My thoughts: AI ethics and the quest for safe AI also go hand-in-hand. A good example of the latter is the more specific quest to develop safe, driverlessContinue reading “The Convergence of Stakeholder Economics and the Ethics of AI Research”

Should Critical Thinking be Part of What We Teach at Circle Pines?

Back in college, I encountered Anatol Rapoport’s rules in a philosophy class. Today, one might come across them in a Critical Thinking 101 course. Perhaps Circle Pines Center should consider offering workshops specifically on critical thinking. Alternatively, CPC might incorporate some CT ideas into the other workshops CPC offers to adults, and to the learningContinue reading “Should Critical Thinking be Part of What We Teach at Circle Pines?”

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