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Thirty-five years ago, the philosopher John Hardwig published a paper on what he called “epistemic dependence,” our reliance on others’ knowledge. The paper—well-cited in some academic circles but largely unknown elsewhere—only grows in relevance as society and knowledge become more complex.
SKID MORE, OWINGS & MERRILL is the architectural firm known for designing and engineering Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, such iconic structures being one of the firm's specialties. But at its New York City office, architects are working on something even more striking—drawings for SOM's first extraterrestrial assignment. The fi...
Last week, at the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) in Stockholm, a group of researchers described a turtle they had 3D printed. Most people would say it looks just like a turtle, but an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that can normally recognize turtles saw it differently. Most of the time, it thought the turtle was a rifl...