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65 - Vold on How We Can Extend Our Minds With AI

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In this episode I talk to Dr Karina Vold. Karina is a philosopher of mind, cognition, and artificial intelligence. She works on the ethical and societal impacts of emerging technologies and their effects on human cognition. Dr Vold is currently a postdoctoral Research Associate at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Philosophy, and a Digital Charter Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute. We talk about the ethics extended cognition and how it pertains to the use of artificial intelligence. This is a fascinating topic because it addresses one of the oft-overlooked effects of AI on the human mind.You can download the episode here or listen below. You can also subscribe to the podcast on Apple, Stitcher and a range of other podcasting services (the RSS feed is here).Show Notes0:00 - Introduction1:55 - Some examples of AI cognitive extension13:07 - Defining cognitive extension17:25 - Extended cognition versus extended mind19:44 - The Coupling-Constitution Fallacy21:50 - Understanding different theories of situated cognition27:20 - The Coupling-Constitution Fallacy Redux30:20 - What is distinctive about AI-based cognitive extension?34:20 - The three/four different ways of thinking about human interactions with AI40:04 - Problems with this framework49:37 - The Problem of Cognitive Atrophy53:31 - The Moral Status of AI Extenders57:12 - The Problem of Autonomy and Manipulation58:55 - The policy implications of recognising AI cognitive extension  Relevant LinksKarina's homepageKarina at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence"AI Extenders: The Ethical and Societal Implications of Humans Cognitively Extended by AI" by José Hernández Orallo and Karina Vold"The Parity Argument for Extended Consciousness" by Karina"Are ‘you’ just inside your skin or is your smartphone part of you?" by Karina"The Extended Mind" by Clark and ChalmersTheory and Application of the Extended Mind (series by me). . .

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