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Humanist Archives: Oct. 24, 2021, 7:54 a.m. Humanist 35.318 - psychoanalysis by a digital doctor?

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        Date: 2021-10-23 05:43:58+00:00
        From: Ken Friedman 
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 35.316: psychoanalysis by a digital doctor?

Dear Willard,

Given the state of the world and academic life today, I read your question is a
general way rather than a technical way. You ask:

"So far, I take it, systems have been designed to mimic, based on their
training sets. Is it conceivable given what we know now that such a
GPT3-like system could be designed not to mimic based on learned biases
but to deviate or extend ‘beyond the information given’ so as to
illuminate these biases?”

I often ask questions like this about human beings, particularly the human
beings whose training set includes education and research training in today’s
universities.

Yours,

Ken

Ken Friedman, Ph.D., D.Sc. (hc), FDRS | Editor-in-Chief | 设计 She Ji. The Journal
of Design, Economics, and Innovation | Published by Tongji University in
Cooperation with Elsevier | URL: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/she-ji-the-
journal-of-design-economics-and-innovation/

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| Tongji University | Shanghai, China | Email  ken.friedman.sheji@icloud.com |
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