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Kenneth A. Taylor was the Henry Waldgrave Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University and director of Stanford's interdisciplinary program in Symbolic Systems. His work lies at the intersection of the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind. He was the co-founder and co-host of the podcast Philosophy Talk for fifteen years. He was the author of many books and articles, including Reference and the Rational Mind and Truth and Meaning.
In the overhyped age of deep learning, rumors of thinking robots are greatly exaggerated. Still, we cannot leave decisions about even this sort of AI in the hands of those who stand to profit from its use.