Recent Blog Posts

  • David Canter reviews his experience of filling in automated forms online for the same thing but getting very different answers, revealing the value systems built into these supposedly neutral processes. […]
  • David Canter is horrified by the power of readily available large language technology. The post Did Turing Miss the Point? Should He Have Thought of the Limerick Test? appeared first […]
  • Our long-time blogger David Canter considers what he has learned while completing his PhD in music composition. He spent a lifetime as a social scientist, requiring every argument to be […]
  • David Canter considers whether ‘all-purpose’ police forces a no longer fit for purpose. The post Do We Need the Police? appeared first on Social Science Space.
  • David Canter considers some implications of ChatGPT and what it tells us about real intelligence, general, artificial or otherwise. The post The Trouble with Bootlaces: Treading on Artificial and General […]
  • David Canter considers the strange phenomena of Russians believing Putin’s propaganda. The post When Ignorance is Reassuring appeared first on Social Science Space.
  • David Canter considers the sorts of psychological processes that may be shaping Vladimir Putin’s actions. The post How Does Putin Think? appeared first on Social Science Space.
  • David Canter follows his concern that psychologists are losing contact with people by considering how computers are presented as replacements for human ‘intelligence’. This ignores the importance of in situ […]
  • David Canter discusses the alienation between people that is being generated by a combination of fears of interpersonal contact and the power of the internet. Is a new world emerging […]
  • My absence from these pages has been a produce of many forces. Paradoxically, pandemic-related lockdown has made access through the internet to […] The post If Music Be… appeared first […]