Bayes Rule, Julia Galef, and TAM 2014

I went to TAM 2014 in Las Vegas over the weekend and saw Julia Galef of the Center for Applied Rationality on a panel with philosopher Daniel Dennett. I’d never heard of Galef before this weekend, but she has a luminous intelligence, and more than held her own in discussion with older critical thinking colleagues. Anyway, below is one of her videos at YouTube, and I assume her panel appearance with Dennett at TAM will also be on YouTube at some point.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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1 Response to Bayes Rule, Julia Galef, and TAM 2014

  1. Mikels Skele says:

    Okaaay.. I can see how Galef’s beliefs about her driving ability might hinder understanding who’s at fault, but I don’t see why her belief should be referenced at all in her example. I see such thinking as a bias itself, i.e., that it’s important to constantly monitor your beliefs, instead of just letting them “float” naturally over the experiential substrate.

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