John Searle: Consciousness in Artificial Intelligence John Searle is the Slusser Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. His Talk at Google is focused on the philosophy of mind and the potential for consciousness in artificial intelligence. This Talk was hosted for Google’s Singularity Network.

The unawareness of lack of skill

This appears to be a funny note, but actually it is really something ultimately true: Unskilled and Unaware of It. Justin Kruger and David Dunning made several studies to support following concepts: 1. Incompetent individuals, compared with their more competent peers, will dramatically overestimate their ability and performance relative to objective criteria.2. Incompetent individuals will […]


Today I started the Continuity seminar weblog (RSS). There is also a special tag-pair on (RSS) for that seminar as well (unfortunatly the URLs will change soon). The topic of that seminar is still evolving, but the task is to understand the psychological and cognitive aspects of flow and its relation to design (mainly […]

Theory clusters

At the University Twente there is a overview about communication-related theories. Extremely useful and a must read – if not must know – for every designer: The theories presented here are related to communication. Students can use these theories as a rich source for a better understanding of the theoretical fieldwork of communication. Choosing a […]

Computer boosts cognitive agility of pre-school children?

CNN reports that computer use of children aged 3 to 5 scored higher on tests that gauge school readiness and cognitive development. Some earlier studies have found computer use improves children’s fine motor skills and improves recognition of numbers and letters. Is there a study that shows how extensive computer use in early childhood influences […]