Intellect is a subject of psychology research. As well as artificial intelligence. Yes, it is about the computers, but first of all we create intelligence based on our own intellect, however biblically it may sound. We build recreating what we understand.
A group of scientists for the second time already publishes report in The One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100). The first one saw the light in 2016, and they plan to publish at least 18 more of those. THis specific report focuses mostly on artificial intelligence driven predictions and potential of using AI in human care.
Actually, we really do excel in this area! In reality computers, swiftly improving knowledge of the neurological basis of intelligence as well as a more comprehensive understanding of the psychological processes are essential and amazing tools in developing artificial intelligence capabilities and applications. We probably do not notice anymore, in how many of our tasks we are already relying on different intelligent machines:
- memory (reminder: buy some bread)
- routine work (automated processes in manufacturing, services, office, transport management - even the e-shop has a computer "behind the counter")
- calculation and decision making (assessments in financial processes, insurance, medical diagnostics, military, ven a simple auto-suggest next to your task is a voice of fast and impatient artificial intelligence)
The report also investigates potential problems. No, not the Terminator. But we do keep making thinking errors, we keep relying on biased assessments and we cannot really control our wish to manipulate - and we are "teaching" artificial intelligence to do the same as well. And AI will do what is taught, only faster and more precisely. IS it time to talk about robot ethics? Remember Azimov's laws of robotics?
Read for yourselves.
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Only cheese in mouse trap comes for free. And sometimes - glimpses of human kindness, such as this free book.
Jolanda Jetten, Stephen D. Reicher, S. Alexander Haslam, Tegan Cruwy, "Together Apart: The Psychology of COVID-19" is a book by four social psychologists about the pandemic, about how we succeed and fail to deal with it and which psychological phenomenons take part in it. We do not necessarily realize that identity perception, leadership, social influence, difference between "comply" and "support", behavior change, conspiracy theories, social distancing, group threats, risk perception and management, collective trauma, mass psychology, solidarity, inequality, polarization and group identity have an impact on all of us, all at once.
To be able to identify the importance and magnitude of each factor is not an easy task, but might be easier to handle after reading this great book.
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Minimalism is a way of life focused on owning as few things as possible (or only as many as necessary). Besides obvious financial or time-saved-for-tidying advantages, switching to minimalism as minimalism itself has noticeable psychological benefits.
Participants in this qualitative study were practitioners of minimalism. They stated that they enjoy an improved wellbeing due to increased autonomy, competence, mental space, awareness and positive emotions. Previous research also identifies themes of simplicity, pro-ecological behaviors and control on materialism.
How many thing s do you own that you do not really need? And how about that mental space?...
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Does minimalism, besides being nice source of content for social media, have any other benefits, for example, psychological? Apparently, it does.
The research outlines four behaviors related to minimalism: clutter removal, cautious shopping, longevity (of the purchased items, I assume) and self-sufficiency.
The research also found that minimalism significantly increases feeling of flourishing (nice choice of the term!) and alleviates depression.
👆 I _always_ said, that tidying is a great form of meditation, that it is also a series of calm, repetitive motions (and leads to relaxation), besides, the result is always visually pleasing!
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