Cameron Harwick

Cameron Harwick

Cameron Harwick is assistant professor of economics at SUNY Brockport. His research interests include monetary theory, cryptocurrencies, and institutions. He writes at cameronharwick.com

What Computer-Generated Language Tells Us About Our Own Ideological Thinking

What Computer-Generated Language Tells Us About Our Own Ideological Thinking

Earlier this year, the San Francisco-based artificial-intelligence research laboratory OpenAI built GPT-3, a 175-billion-parameter text generator. Compared to its predecessor—the humorously dissociative GPT-2, which had been trained on a data set less than one-hundredth as large—GPT-3 is a startlingly convincing writer. It can answer questions (mostly) accurately, produce

Cameron Harwick
Cameron Harwick
AI Debate
Worry About Piety Contests, Not 'Virtue Signaling'

Worry About Piety Contests, Not 'Virtue Signaling'

To accuse someone of virtue signaling usually means something like, “you don’t actually believe this, you’re just posturing.” There are real and troubling aspects of moral posturing, but ‘virtue signaling’ is a misnomer. Instead, by exploring how the process of internalizing genuine virtue can go wrong, I’d

Cameron Harwick
Cameron Harwick
Art and Culture