Madeline Glowicki

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I am currently attending Concordia University as a Masters student of Philosophy, and plan to present a research paper at the end of my program. In the spring of 2015 I graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Arts, and a major in philosophy. Although I was given the opportunity to take a variety of electives throughout my undergrad, I ended up taking 60 credits of philosophy courses, the equivalent to an honors in philosophy. I chose to do so not because philosophy was the most familiar to me, but because philosophy evokes my most passionate, curious, and hard working self. It was also for this reason that I chose to continue my education in the field of Philosophy.

During my MA at Concordia, it’s my goal to direct my research toward the intersections of philosophy of mind, philosophy of epistemology, and the philosophy of technology. I find a thread of interconnected questions running through these fields of philosophy that are extremely interesting. Questions like: What kind of epistemology should we try to instantiate artificial intelligent machines with in the future? Is modern day technology changing the way humans learn, or what we take to be true? Should artificial intelligence be modeled after the human mind, more specifically, the biological brain? What has the pursuit of artificial intelligence taught humans about they way we learn, what we believe, and how one gains knowledge? These are the kinds of questions that fascinate me, and the ones I hope to focus on over the next two years of study and research. Some of my favorite philosophers working on questions like these are Nick Bostrom, Eliezer Yudkowsky, and Susan Leigh Anderson.