Sunday links

  1. Whither Speech Recognition?
  2. Is the mind just an accident of the universe? A very brief introduction to panpsychism.
  3. Three ways you might still be racist. Eric Schwitzgebel spells out how eliminating consistent overt racist behavior is not the same thing as not being a racist. I think it’s very good to clearly designate these other less obvious moral violations. As a result, we’ll be forced to recognize our own “moral mediocrity” (Eric’s phrase). The unacceptable alternative is to pretend we are morally perfect and not leave any room to keep learning. This is the default state of the non-critical modern liberal.