Datum: 25 november 2020
Olle Häggström är professor i matematisk statistik vid Chalmers tekniska högskola, forskare vid Institutet för framtidsstudier och ledamot i Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien (KVA) som Kungliga Ingenjörsvetenskapsakademien (IVA).
In this talk I will sketch andcontrast two different epistemic attitudes that roughly correspond toBayesianism and Popperian falsificationism. I will argue that they both havevirtues that render them important roles in scientific thinking, but that onlyone of them is suitable situations that require urgent decision-making.Examples will be taken from the early work on the atomic bomb and fromcontemporary work on artificial intelligence, covid-19 and existential risk.
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