The Story of Sci-Hub

Should scientific knowledge be freely available for everyone? Alexandra Elbakyan, a software developer and researcher from Kazakhstan thought so, and she decided to take matters into her own hands. Academic papers are usually stored behind paywalls, which means people pay a price of around $30 for access to a single paper. In 2011, Elbakyan founded… Continue reading The Story of Sci-Hub

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Artificial intelligence and the human mind

This blog post is a short reply to the great documentary Being In The World. More specifically, to the chapter The Artificial Intelligence Debate. “What we are at bottom, much more fundamental than […] being thinking subjects, is that we care about something. Something matters to us.” – Taylor Carman Humans have a lot of… Continue reading Artificial intelligence and the human mind