Can and should one’s Instagram feed be used to predict whether or not one has depression? Recent developments in machine learning combine people’s usage of Instagram with existing data on mood and colour to train AI to be able to predict signs of depression amongst users. But this might not necessarily be a good thing.
A pastiche of the Lennon/McCartney song depicting the quotidian drudgery of writing a PhD, written whilst waiting in vain for a parcel to be delivered on time (to be sung to the tune of the Lennon/McCartney song A Day in the Life).
How language affects our perception of time: a recent study shows bilingual people conceptualise time differently. These are some reflections on the matter with my own experience speaking multiple languages.
A Prioricity, Analytic Philosophy, International Committee for Weights and Measures, International Prototype of the Kilogram, Kilogram, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Naming and Necessity, Necessity, Saul Kripke, Two-Dimensional Semantics
What are the philosophical questions raised by the re-definition of the SI unit kilogram? The proposed change in the definition of the kilogram and the retiring of the metre prototype is reminiscent of an argument made by Saul Kripke about the difference between necessity and a a prioricity.