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    Second-Wave AI and Afro-Existential Norms.Abiola Azeez & Tosin Adeate - 2021 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 9 (3):49-64.
    The idea of afro-existentialism connotes how Africans make sense of living and the meaning and meaninglessness attached to human existence. Different phenomena inform the way humans interpret existence, and one of such in the contemporary period, with great influence on Africans, is human involvement with non-human intelligence, in its different eruptions. This paper focuses on the second-wave AI, which is a period of improved simulation of natural intelligence, whose singularity principle hypothesizes individualist motives. The paper asks, to what extent do (...)
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  2. Symontosis and Conceptual Ambivalence in Worldmaking.Peter Aloysius Agbonoga Ikhane - 2021 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 9 (3):1-14.
    In this paper, I explore an African metaphysics of virtual reality. The questions that guide my analysis include: how are we to understand the changes the virtual world causes in how our knowledge and awareness of life are rooted? And how do we perceive our lived-reality as we go in and come out of a world generated by the computer? Though I take VR to denote a not-quite-actual world that stands in contrast to the physical or primary world, I show (...)
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  3. The Place of Africa in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.Esther Obiageli Ogbu, Uche Miriam Okoye & Gerald Ejiofor Ome - 2021 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 9 (3):65-84.
    One can say that there is inadequate preparation, in Africa, to embrace the fourth industrial revolution. Two schools of thought argue as to the reason for this state of affair. While the Internalist school blames the situation on Africa’s culture and metaphysics, the Externalist school considers external factors as the ultimate explanation for Africa’s plight. We argue that both internal and external factors considered separately are not sufficient as the ultimate explanation for Africa’s lack of preparation, hence the need for (...)
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    Technology and Social Cohesion: Deploying Artificial Intelligence in Mediating Herder-Farmer Conflicts in Nigeria.Adeolu Oluwaseyi Oyekan - 2021 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 9 (3):15-32.
    This paper argues for the role of technology, such as artificial intelligence, which includes machine learning, in managing conflicts between herders and farmers in Nigeria. Conflicts between itinerant Fulani herders and farmers over the years have resulted in the destruction of lives, properties, and the displacement of many indigenous communities across Nigeria, with devastating social, economic and political consequences. Over time, the conflicts have morphed into ethnic stereotypes, allegations of ethnic cleansing, forceful appropriation and divisive entrenchment of labels that are (...)
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    Digital Hygiene: Pandemic Lockdowns and the Need to Suspend Fast Thinking.David Anthony Pittaway - 2021 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 9 (3):33-48.
    The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated the global trend towards spending increasing amounts of time online. I explore some of the potential negative consequences of lockdown-induced increases in time spent online, and I argue that the stressful context of the pandemic and lockdowns is exacerbated by being online beyond that which is required for essential purposes. Time spent online may increase stress levels by perpetuating the sympathetic nervous system's fight-or-flight response, draining a person’s energy and diminishing one’s ability to deal with illness. (...)
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